Physics

Program Learning Outcomes

1.  The student will solve problems using  the principles of Classical Mechanics (particles, rigid bodies, waves)    .

2.  The student will solve problems using the basic concepts of Thermodynamics.
 
3.  The student will solve problems using the principles of electromagnetics.
 
4.  The student will apply the principles of optics.
 
5.  The student will perform experiments using basic techniques and will communicate analysis in written reports.
 
6.  The student will apply Calculus based mathematical skills to solve physics related problems.

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Field of Study - 18 credit hours
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 2415Calculus III4
PHYS 2425University Physics I4
PHYS 2426University Physics II4
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I 14
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum including the following: 242
Life and Physical Sciences
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Mathematics
Calculus I 3
Total Credit Hours60

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I 1 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
 Credit Hours14
Summer
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
 Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall
PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Recommended:
 
General Psychology  
 Credit Hours14
Spring
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
PHYS 2426 University Physics II 4
MATH 2415 Calculus III 4
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 1-3
 Credit Hours12
Summer
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours3
 Total Credit Hours60