The associate degree program in physics prepares students to begin upper-division
work leading to a baccalaureate degree in physics or engineering physics. It also
provides some of the support courses required for the baccalaureate degree.
The graduate of the AA program in physics will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental laws of physics and physical terminology.
- Apply physical principles to solve a variety of simple problems.
- Demonstrate the proper use of physical apparatus for testing and observing physical
- Write scientific reports on a given experiment indicating the significance of the
experiment and the degree to which the results verify a principle or law.
- Analyze complex problems to identify single principle components and synthesize solutions
from multiple concepts.
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