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Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Education

For students attending: Elgin Community College
Who plan to major in: Physics, Applied Physics, 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: HIS 101, 102, 115, 116, 118, 120, 121, 151, 152, 160, 201; HUM 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 110, 112, 113, 117, 118, 124, 170, 202, 203, 204, 205, 216, 217, 231; INS 107, 204; or LIT 201, 202, 203, 205, 210, 211, 214, 215, 216, 217, 219, 223, 230, 231, 235, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245.
    3. Social Sciences - Choose two courses from the following: ATR 110, 120, 170, 210, 220; BEC 101, 102, 103; ECN 111; GEO 116; INS 131, 133, 135, 138, 224; POS 150, 151, 152, 250, 251, 253; PSY 100, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 225; or SOC 100, 201, 209, 210, 211, 215, 220, 225, 230.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: ART 115, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155; HIS 130, 131, 140, 141; HUM 208, 224; INS 159, 208; LIT 222, 225, 229; MUS 104, 105, 106, 107; or THE 100, 122, 124.
  2. EQUIVALENCIES - Following is a list of courses that will transfer into the Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Education programs at IIT and their direct equivalents at Elgin Community College:
ELGIN COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MTH 133 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
MTH 134 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MATH 152
MTH 201 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MATH 251
MTH 202 Introduction to Differential Equations MATH 252
CIS 121 or Computer Science I CS 105
CIS 124 Introduction to C++ for Programmers CS 105
PHY 111, 112 and 113 Engineering Physics I, II and Modern Physics PHYS 123, 221 and 223
CHM 142 General Chemistry I CHEM 124
CHM 143 General Chemistry II CHEM 125 (see note 1)
BIO 110 or Principles of Biology BIOL 107 (see note 2)
BIO 113 Molecular & Cellular 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.