Physics Pathway

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Dr. Richard Coppings
(731) 424-3520
rcoppings@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

Physics prepares students for a variety of career paths. Physics is also the gateway to careers in the many areas of engineering. Most careers in physics and engineering require a bachelor’s degree or higher. The Physics pathway allows students to complete the first two years of study with the advantages inherent in a community college while preparing to transfer into a four year physics or engineering program. Students work closely with science and math faculty with access to science labs and computer facilities.

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Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2010 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

Natural Science Requirement
PHYS 2110 Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2120 Calculus Based Physics II

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements
MATH 1920 Calculus II
MATH 2110 Calculus III
MATH 2010 Linear Algebra
MATH 2120 Differential Equations
CIS 130 Programming Design & Logic
One (1) hour of electives

The Associate of Science: Physics requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.