Associate in Arts Degree

Physics Concentration


Physics forms the basis for all scientific inquiry and explores matter, energy, and fundamental interactions. Physicists model the physical universe from elementary particles to the structure of the universe. By emphasizing complex real-world problem solving, physicists collaborate across diverse fields such as finance, renewable energy and medicine.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101 M 3
PHY211 M 4
MAT240 M 4
CHM151 M 4
Second Semester Credits
ENL102   3
PHY212 M 4
MAT250 M 4
CHM152   4
Third Semester Credits
MAT260 M 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    3 (or) 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Elective 3
Fourth Semester Credits
MAT270 M 3
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    3 (or) 4
    Elective(s) 2
Total Credits 60–62

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

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