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Physics

For students attending: City Colleges of Chicago
Who plan to major in: Physics, Applied Physics, or Physics Education

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding the course equivalencies below.

  1. GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM - Please consult the General Education section of the current IIT Bulletin for complete requirements.
    1. Basic Writing Proficiency - Students must show basic writing proficiency by receiving a satisfactory score on the Writing Proficiency Examination or by passing an English Composition course.
    2. Humanities - Choose one course from the following: COMPARATIVE RELIGION 102, 103, 106, 107; HISTORY 111, 112, 113, 141, 142, 230, 232, 233; HUMANITIES 201, 202, 205, 206, 207, 210, 212; LITERATURE 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 126, 127, 150, 211, 220, 221, 223, 299; or PHILOSOPHY 106, 107, 108, 110, 201, 202, 215.
    3. Social Sciences - Choose one course from the following: ANTHROPOLOGY 201, 202, 210; COMPARATIVE RELIGION 108; ECONOMICS 133, 201, 202, 203, 204; POLITCAL SCIENCE 200, 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 211, 215; PSYCHOLOGY 201, 203, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 213, 214, 215,  222, 223, 224; SOCIAL SCIENCE 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 221; or SOCIOLOGY 110, 201, 202, 203, 205, 207, 209, 210, 211, 225, 241, 280.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: AFRICANA STUDIES 101; ARCHITECTURE 104, 105; ART 103, 114, 130; COMPARATIVE RELIGION 101; FINE ARTS 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 110; HISTORY 114, 115, 117, 118, 210, 211, 212, 215, 216, 243, 247, 248; HUMANITIES 105, 107, 123, 141, 203, 208, 215; LITERATURE 115, 124, 125, 128, 130, 131, 133, 137, 155; MUSIC 121, 122, 124, 221, 223, 224; PHILOSOPHY 225; or THEATRE ART 134.
  2. EQUIVALENCIES - Following is a list of courses that will transfer into the Physics, Applied Physics or Physics Education programs at IIT and their direct equivalents at the City Colleges of Chicago:
CCC COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MATHEMATICS 207 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
MATHEMATICS 208 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 152
MATHEMATICS 209 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III MATH 251
MATHEMATICS 210 Differential Equations MATH 252
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 142 or C-based Programming Language CS 105
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 144 JAVA-Based Programming Language CS 105
PHYSICS 235 Engineering Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion PHYS 123
PHYSICS 236 Engineering Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 221
PHYSICS 237 Engineering Physics III: Heat, Light, and Modern Physics PHYS 223
CHEMISTRY 201 General Chemistry I CHEM 124
CHEMISTRY 203 General Chemistry II CHEM 125 (see note 1)
BIOLOGY 121 Biology I BIOL 107 (see note 2)

Note 1. CHEM 125 is not required for Applied Physics.
Note 2. BIOL 107 is required for Physics Education only.