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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 151 4
CEM 141 5
Humanities elective 3
15
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
MAT 154 5
Social Science elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
14
 

Second Year

First Semester
PHY 251 5
MAT 251 4
Humanities elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
15
Second Semester
PHY 252 5
MAT 254 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
15
 

NOTES

  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • This guide assumes a prior math background.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science electives must be selected from diffeent disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 131, CUL 175, ENG 257, GEO 132, PLS 262, SPN 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 249, HST 125, SOC 235, SOC 246
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 140 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 an excellent background for positions] or further education in such fields as medicine, law, business administration, and engineering.

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