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Physics, Applied Physics, or Physics Education

For students attending: Prairie State 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 211, 212, 215, 221, 231, 232, 240, 241, 242, 261, 262, 271; HIST 111, 112, 151, 152, 201, 202; HUMAN 101, 201; or PHILO 201, 202, 204, 205.
    3. Social Sciences - Choose two courses from the following: ANTHR 215, 222; ECON 201, 202, 289; GEOG 101, 102; POLSC 101, 140, 152, 230, 240; PSYCH 101, 102, 106, 202, 203, 204, 212, 215, 217; SOCSC 101; or SOCIO 101, 111, 210, 212, 215, 220.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: ART 121, 122, 124, 126, 129, 131; ENG 220; HIST 115, 116, 140, 230; HUMAN 102, 202; MUSIC 130, 131, 132, 172; or THTRE 101, 104.
  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 Prairie State College:
PRAIRIE STATE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MATH 171 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
MATH 172 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MATH 152
MATH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MATH 251
MATH 216 Differential Equations MATH 252
PHYSI 210 University Physics I PHYS 123
PHYSI 220 and 230 University Physics II and III PHYS 221 and PHYS 223
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I CHEM 124
CHEM 130 General Chemistry II CHEM 125 (see note 1)
BIOL 111 or Cellular and Molecular Biology BIOL 107 (see note 2)
ITPRG 144 or Introduction to C++ Programming CS 105
ITPRG 147 Introduction to JAVA Programming CS 105

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