Dec 19, 2018  
Catalog 2018-19 
    
Catalog 2018-19

Physics, Science Area of Concentration


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Important Information


Short Description


This area of concentration is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree in Physics. Physics is the study of matter, energy, motion, and force.

Type of Credential


Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Area of Concentration - Physics

Program Code


A 250

Contacts and Additional Information


Coordinators for Physical Sciences:

Catonsville Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Erica DiCara
443-840-4119 or edicara@ccbcmd.edu

Dundalk Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Robin Minor
443-840-3756 or rminor@ccbcmd.edu

Essex Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Stephanie Rafferty-Thompson
443-840-2672 or srafferty@ccbcmd.edu

Physical Science Department Chair (all campuses): year-round
Erica DiCara
443-840-4119 or edicara@ccbcmd.edu

Assistant Dean for Science (all campuses): year-round
David O’Neill
443-840-2663 or doneill@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence


This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 3


Semester 4


  • PHYS 252 - General Physics III 4 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective 2-3 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective (MATH 259  recommended) 3 Credit(s).

Courses Needed for this Area of Concentration*


General Education Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits


General Education Electives:


Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be a Diversity course. 

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits


Program Electives:


Select credits from the following list of electives to attain 60 credits for the degree.  A student’s selection of General Education electives will determine the total elective credits required to reach 60 credits.  Additional courses beyond those listed below may be used to complete the degree requirements with the approval of the Program Coordinator/Academic Dean.  Electives should be chosen based on the requirements of the transfer institution.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60*


Notes


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**In order to take CHEM 131 , students must have done one of the following:

  • Completed CHEM 107  and CHEM 108  with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Passed the Chemistry placement exam and completed or tested out of (ENGL 052 and RDNG 052) or ACLT 052, and MATH 083, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.

***In order to take PHYS 151 , students must have completed MATH 251  with a C or higher and done one of the following:

  • Completed high school Physics, OR
  • Completed PHYS 101  with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.

Area of Concentration Description


This area of concentration is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Physics. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this concentration should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Area of Concentration Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this area of concentration, students will be able to:

  1. solve calculus-based physics problems;
  2. apply Newton’s laws of motion and law of universal gravitation;
  3. apply the laws of conservation of energy, linear momentum and angular momentum;
  4. apply laws of harmonic motion;
  5. apply laws of thermodynamics;
  6. apply laws of electromagnetic induction;
  7. apply laws of wave motion and optics;
  8. use data to solve chemistry problems; and
  9. perform physics experiments and write coherent laboratory reports.

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