Physics PHYE.S.AS

Associate of Science - 62 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Physics
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is "Physics"?

The Associate of Science in Physics is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a baccalaureate degree program in Physics. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements along with the required first year physics courses offered at most four-year colleges and universities. Physics majors will develop a solid understanding of the fundamental laws of physics in addition to acquiring strong analytical and laboratory skills. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Create a common understanding through the use of verbal and nonverbal messages in a variety of contexts.
  • Design and execute a scientific investigation: develop and evaluate cause and effect scenarios, isolate Express technical and scientific ideas in clear, concise language avoiding unnecessary jargon, without sacrificing precision.
  • Design and execute a scientific investigation: develop and evaluate cause and effect scenarios, isolate variables, design and execute controlled experiments accounting for uncertainties, outliers and other statistical variants, develop empirical relationships between key variables.
  • Be able to assess information on a topic from a wide variety of sources and be able to learn new things on one’s own. Demonstrate the ability to work in diverse teams toward a common goal. sacrificing precision.
  • Analyze a wide variety of physical phenomena and systems by constructing mathematical models, make appropriate approximations, formulate a solution using multiple representations when appropriate and evaluate the solution for accuracy and consistency.
  • Describe the fundamental principles and concepts of physics appropriate to introductory level physics and recognize patterns in nature.
  • Create understanding through composition and synthesis of the written word.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
CHE 1211 General Chemistry I 5
CHE 1251 Lab for General Chemistry I 0
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
COM 2225 Small Group Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
MAT 2270 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
MAT 2280 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 5
PHY 1100 Introduction to Physics 4
PHY 1110 Lab for Introduction to Physics 0
PHY 1161 Scientific Thought & Method 3
PHY 2201 General Physics I 5
PHY 2202 General Physics II 5
PHY 2207 Lab for General Physics I 0
PHY 2208 Lab for General Physics II 0
PHY 2210 Problem Solving in Physics with MATLAB 2
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
Multicultural Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.