Kyle Partlo

Kyle Partlo

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Schoolcraft College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MATH 150 5
Social Science elective 3
CHEM 111 4
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
MATH 151 5

Second Year

First Semester
MATH 240 5
PHYS 211 5
World Perspectives elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Second Semester
PHYS 212 5
Humanities elective 3
U.S. Diversity/Social Science elective 3
MATH 230 4


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • This guide assumes students are prepared to begin in MATH 150.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 211, ARA 202, FR 202, GEOG 133, GER 202, HIST 137, HIST 238, HUM 232, SPAN 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 153, SOC 205, SOC 209, SOC 210
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSYCH 201 as a social science 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, secondary teacher, 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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