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Associate in Science


The Associate in Science, Track 2, with an emphasis in Physics is designed for students transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a degree in physics.

If you are not well prepared in high school mathematics and science, you should plan, with your advisor, a three-year program at Centralia College in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university. The emphasis in the first year at Centralia should be on strengthening your mathematics, basic sciences, communications, and reading skills.

To ensure optimal course selection, plan your program of study with an advisor.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-13 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab I (S) 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Total Credits 14

Winter Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/lab II (S) 6
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (C) 5
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 163 General Chemistry w/lab III (S) 6
Social Science Distribution (SS)* or  
Humanities Distribution (H)* 5
MATH& 152 Calculus II (M) 5
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I (S) 5
MATH 118 Linear Algebra (M) 5
Humanities Distribution (H)* or  
Social Science Distribution (SS)* 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II (S) 5
MATH& 163 Calculus III 5
ENGR 203 Applied Numerical Methods 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III (S) 5
MATH 212 Differential Equations 5
MATH 264 Calculus IV 3
Humanities Distribution (H)* or  
Social Science Distribution (SS)* 5
  Total Credits 18

A minimum of 15 credits in Humanities and Social Science are required. See Associate in Science Degree description.

*Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

(Updated 2013)