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Physics

For students attending: College of Lake County
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: ENG 223, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 241, 243, 244, 246; HST 121, 122, 123, 124, 221, 222, 223; HUM 121, 122, 221; or PHI 121, 123, 125, 126, 221.
    3. Social Sciences - Choose two courses from the following: ANT 121, 221, 224, 228; ECO 110, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225; GEG 122, 123, 223; PSC 121, 122, 221, 222, 223; PSY 121, 122, 129, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226; or SOC 121, 222, 223, 224, 225.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: ARC 228; ART 121, 240, 241, 242, 260; ENG 128, 129, 222, 224, 247, 263, 264; HST 126, 127, 129, 225, 240, 241; HUM 123, 125, 127, 128, 222, 223, 226; MUS 124, 140, 224; PHI 129; or THE 121.
  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 College of Lake County:
CLC COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MTH 145 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
MTH 146 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 152
MTH 246 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III MATH 251
MTH 227 Ordinary Differential Equations MATH 252
MCS 140 or Computer Programming I CS 104
CIT 134 Introduction to Programming CS 105
PHY 123 Physics for Science and Engineering I PHYS 123
PHY 124 and 221 Physics for Science and Engineering II and III PHYS 221 and 223
CHM 121 General Chemistry I CHEM 124
CHM 123 General Chemistry II CHEM 125 (see note 1)
BIO 121 General Biology 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.