Plan Code: 5539C
The University of California Transfer Pathways (UCTP) in Physics is designed to prepare students for transferring into a science or engineering-intensive major at a University of California school. This degree gives students a foundational knowledge in calculus-based physics and the calculus required to understand it, which is the prerequisite to many STEM fields. Students who complete this degree will have completed most or all of their underclassman requirements and be qualified for many internship programs in local industries.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to attain the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs).
- Analyze problems and formulate solutions using a combination of graphs, drawings, equations, and conceptual reasoning.
This degree requires the completion of General Education1 coursework plus the following:
|Code Number||Course Title||Units|
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES|
|CHEM 1A||General Chemistry||5.5|
|CHEM 1B||General Chemistry||5.5|
|PHYS 3A||Physics for Sci. & Eng. - Mechanics||5.5|
|PHYS 3B||Physics for Sci. & Eng. - E & M||4.5|
|PHYS 3C||Physics for Sci. & Eng. - Modern Physics||4.5|
|MATH 60/60H||First Calculus Course||5|
|MATH 70/70H||Second Calculus Course||5|
|MATH 80||Third Calculus Course||5|
|MATH 84||Intro Differential Eqns and Linear Alg||5|
|IN ADDITION, complete the following IGETC General Education Requirements: 1|
|IGETC Pattern (Plan C) 2|
|Area 1A: Freshman Composition (one course)|
|Area 1B: Critical Thinking (one course)|
|Area 3: Arts and Humanities (one course)|
|Area 4: Social and Behavior Science (one course)|
|Area 5B: Biological Science (one course)|
|Area 6: Language other than English (one course)|
|Subtotal IGETC Units:||16-20|
The remaining IGETC requirements of two courses in Area 3 and two courses in Area 4 to be completed after transfer to the University of California to complete the entire IGETC pattern.
Units for the major may be double-counted for IGETC; see counselor for limitations.
To earn the UCTP in Physics - Associate in Science UC Transfer Degree, a student must complete a minimum of 60-semester units that are eligible for transfer to a UC that consist of the IGETC pattern and the major requirements. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all UC-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.