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Southwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 103 3
Social Science elective 3
MATH 141 4
CHEM 101 5
15
Second Semester
ENGL 104 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
MATH 142 4
Humanities elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
MATH 201 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
PHYS 201 5
15
Second Semester
MATH 203 3
ISYS 225 3
PHYS 202 5
Social Science elective 3
14
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • This guide assumes students are ready to begin with MATH 141.
  • World Perspectives electives:  GERM 202, PHIL 201, SOCI 101, SPAN 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  SOCI 202, SOCI 203, SOCI 240
  • 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 a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • Students interested in secondary teacher certification should take PSYC 101 as a social science elective.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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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