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Lake Michigan College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 151 5
World Perspectives elective 3
CHEM 111 4
15
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
Social Science elective 3
MATH 201 5
Humanities elective 3
14
 

Second Year

First Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Social Science elective 3
MATH 202 5
PHYS 201 5
16
Second Semester
MATH 252 3
PHYS 202 5
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
17
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • This guide assumes that students are ready to begin in MATH 151. Some 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:  FORL 202, FORL 222, HIST 102, POSC 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 201, HIST 202, HONR 215, SOC 201, SOC 202, SOC 205
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSYC 201 as a social science elective.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should not take a U.S. Diversity course.
  • MATH 252 is only recommended if a student does not plan on attending graduate school.  

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Physicists are usually employed in research and development laboratories in industry, private institutions, and government. Physicists work as 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.

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