Steeve Buckridge, Ph.D.

Steeve Buckridge, Ph.D.

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Henry Ford Community College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MATH 180 5
CHEM 141 5
Humanities elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
PHYS 231 5
MATH 183 5
Humanities elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
MATH 280 5
PHYS 232 5
Social Science elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Second Semester
MATH 283 3
World Perspectives elective 3
MATH 289 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • This guide assumes a prior math background.
  • 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:  ANTH 131, ANTH 152, ARA 232, FRE 232, GEOG 132, GER 232, HIST 113, SPN 232, WR 131, WR 232, WR 233, WR 240
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 255, SOC 132, SOC 151
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 131 as a social science
  • Students interested in teacher certification should not take a U.S. Diversity course.


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 excellent background for positions or further education in such fields as medicine, law, business administration, secondary education and engineering.

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