AA/AS Degree – Concentration in Physical Science

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as physical education, kinesiology, and sports medicine. This program is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.

​Physical Science: 64 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
CHE170College Chemistry I5
ENG101Composition I3
MAT151Calculus with Analytic Geometry I5
Humanities & Fine Arts3
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
CHE180College Chemistry II5
ENG102Composition II3
MAT152Calculus with Analytic Geometry II5
PH 121Physics for Science & Engineering I4
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
PH 122Physics for Science & Engineering II*4
Humanities & Fine Arts3
Health Science3
Social Behavioral Science6
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
COM103Speech Communication3
Non-Lab Life Science3
Humanities & Fine Arts3
Social Behavioral Science3

*MAT263 Linear Algebra and MAT265 Differential Equations may also be needed depending on transfer institution.
Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AS degree.