Justin Ebert

Justin Ebert

"I'm continually astounded and humbled by the caliber of the faculty that teach here and the sincere interest that they have in the success of their students." - Justin Ebert, classics and economics double major Read More

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North Central Michigan College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MATH 150 5
Social Science elective 3
CEM 121 5
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
World Perspectives elective 3
MATH 210 5
Social Science elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
PHY 230 5
MATH 215 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 4
PHY 231 5


  • This guide assumes students are ready to begin in MTH 150.  Prerequisite courses may be necessary.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANP 110, ANP 210, ENG 250, ENG 255, FR 212, GEO 121, GR 212, HST 140, HST 141, REL 100, SPAN 212
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HST 131, HST 132, HST 205, HST 220, HST 221, SOC 120, SOC 230, SOC 271
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 161 as a social science elective.
  • If time permits, students interested in teacher certificaion should take BIO 152.


Physicists are usually employed in research and development laboratories in industry, private institutions, and government. As we enter a new century, the physicist will normally be working as a part of a team of scientists and engineers in such research fields as energy, superconductivity, low temperature, optics, atomic and nuclear phenomena, radiation, and computers. A physics degree is also an excellent background for positions or further education in such fields as medicine, law, business administration, and engineering.

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