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Physics, Applied Physics, or Physics Education

For students attending: Oakton Community 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: EGL 113, 115, 117, 129, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 234, 235, 241, 242; HIS 111, 112, 120, 131, 132, 135, 207, 221, 222; HUM 120, 121, 127; or PHL 106, 107, 170, 180, 205, 215, 230, 231, 240.
    3. Social Sciences -Choose two courses from the following: ANT 202, 203, 204, 210; ECO 110, 201, 202, 203; GEG 120, 122, 130; PSC 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 111, 201, 202, 204, 209, 210; PSY 101, 107, 108, 115, 120, 122, 130, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 211, 221, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 241; SOC 101, 103, 104, 210, 220, 230, 232, 233, 234; or SSC 101, 105, 201, 205, 206.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: ART 111, 112, 113, 114; EGL 260; HIS 113, 114, 115, 121, 139, 140, 208, 211, 216, 225, 226, 227, 228, 233, 234, 235, 236, 240, 260; HUM 122, 123, 125, 126, 131, 133, 140, 142, 160, 165, 210, 220, 242; or MUS 145, 236, PHL 245.
  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 Oakton Community College:
OAKTON COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MAT 250 Calculus I MATH 151
MAT 251 Calculus II MATH 152
MAT 252 (see note 1) Calculus III MATH 251
MAT 262 (see note 1) Ordinary Differential Equations MATH 252
PHY 221, 222 and 223 General Physics I, II and Modern Physics PHYS 123, 221 and 223
CSC 155 or C++ Computer Science I CS 105
CSC 156 JAVA Computer Science I CS 105
CHM 121 General College Chemistry I CHEM 124
CHM 122 General College Chemistry II CHEM 125 (see note 1)
BIO 121 General College 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.