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Amber Hutson

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Oakland Community College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENG 1510 3
MAT 1730 4
World Perspectives elective 3
CHE 1510 4
Second Semester
ENG 1520 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
MAT 1740 4

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
MAT 2740 4
PHY 2400 5
Second Semester
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
MAT 2880 4
PHY 2500 5


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science 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:  ANT 1540, ANT 2750, ARA 2620, BUS 2150, CHI 2620, ENG 2530, ENG 2540, FRE 2620, GEO 1520, GER 2620, GLS 2900 - 2920, HIS 1520, HUM 1710, JPN 2620, MUS 1585, POL 2610, RUS 2620, SPA 2620
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 1610, HIS 2510, HIS 2520, HIS 2610, SOC 2520, SOC 2530, SOC 2560
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 2510 as a social science elective.
  • If time permits, students interested in teacher certificaion should take BIO 1530.
  • Students interested in teacher certificaion should not take a U.S. Diversity elective.


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, and engineering.

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