The Physics area of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students concentrate on building a strong foundation in the sciences and mathematics. The physics curriculum is appropriate for students interested in: (1) industrial research; (2) liberal arts background for the medical professions; (3) teaching of physics or physical science; (4) continued education in related fields such as astronomy, meteorology, physical oceanography, alternate energy, or selected engineering programs.
Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Recommended General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||6|
|MATH 222||CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I ||5|
|MATH 223||CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II ||4|
|CHEM 130||GENERAL CHEMISTRY ||4|
|PHYS 211||ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MECHANICS ||4|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||4|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
Recommended Program Courses
|CHEM 132||GENERAL CHEMISTRY ||4|
|MATH 224||CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III ||4|
|MATH 230||LINEAR ALGEBRA ||3|
|MATH 250||DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS ||3|
|PHYS 212||ENGINEERING PHYSICS: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM ||4|
|PHYS 213||ENGINEERING PHYSICS: THERMODYNAMICS ||2|
|PHYS 214||ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MODERN PHYSICS ||2|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.
Students enrolled in the Associate in Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||CHEM 130; MATH 222; ENGL 110; Life Science|
|Spring Semester 1||CHEM 132; MATH 223; ENGL 111; PHYS 211|
|Fall Semester 2||PHYS 212; MATH 224; COMM 110; Social Science; Humanities|
|Spring Semester 2||PHYS 213; PHYS 214; MATH 230; MATH 250; Fine Arts; Social Science|
Program Contact Information
Math, Science and Engineering Department