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Physics, Applied Physics, or Physics Education

For students attending: McHenry County College
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 240, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 260, 261, 270, 271, 272, 275; HIS 130, 131, 132, 170, 171, 172; or PHI 151, 160, 251, 261.
    3. Social Sciences - Choose one course from the following: ANT 151, 260; ECO 150, 210, 251, 252; GEG 202, 203, 204, 220; PLT 150, 151, 155, 160, 251, 255, 261, 281; PSY 151, 175, 250, 251, 255, 260, 265, 271, 275, 280; or SOC 101, 151, 240, 251, 255, 260.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: ART 151, 155, 165, 171, 172, 173, 175; ENG 276; HUM 150; MUS 151, 153, 154, 171, 172; PHI 158, 255; or THE 151.
  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 McHenry County College:
McHENRY COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MAT 175 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
MAT 245 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MATH 152
MAT 255 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MATH 251
MAT 260 Differential Equations MATH 252
PHY 291 Principles of Physics I PHYS 123
PHY 292 and 293 Principles of Physics II and III PHYS 221 and 223
CHM 165 General Chemistry I CHEM 124
CHM 166 General Chemistry II CHEM 125 (see note 1)
BIO 157 Fundamentals of Biology I BIOL 107 (see note 2)
CSC 121 or Computer Science I CS 105
CIS 117 or Introduction to Programming CS 105

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