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Physics PHYE.S.AS

Associate of Science - 62 - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Physics
Effective as of Fall 2017

What is the program about?

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 36 in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.
  • Describe the fundamental principles and concepts of physics appropriate to introductory level physics and recognize patterns in nature.
  • 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.
  • Express technical and scientific ideas in clear, concise language avoiding unnecessary jargon, without sacrificing precision.

Career Opportunities

Physics can be the pathway to a variety of careers such as research scientists, astrophysicists, material scientists, radar project managers, gravity researchers, and many types of engineers.


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 1221 General Chemistry II 5
CHE 1251 Lab for General Chemistry I 0
CHE 1261 Lab for General Chemistry II 0
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 2270 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
MAT 2280 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 5
MAT 2290 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III 5
MAT 2320 (Linear Algebra) OR MAT 2330 (Differential Equations & Linear Algebra) OR PHY 2210 (MATLAB for Scientists & Engineers) 3 - 5
PHY 2201 General Physics I 5
PHY 2202 General Physics II 5
PHY 2203 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
PHY 2207 Lab for General Physics I 0
PHY 2208 Lab for General Physics II 0
PHY 2780 Scientific Thought & Method 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: 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.