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Physics

For students attending: City Colleges of Chicago
Who plan to major in: Physics

THIS GUIDELINE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

I. Core Curriculum Electives

  • A. Basic Writing Proficiency – A grade of “C” or better in ENGLISH 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: Comparative Religion, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Literature, or Philosophy (not PHIL 105). 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics (not ECON 133), Geography, Political Science, Psychology (not PSYCH 240), Social Sciences, or Sociology.  
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C.
  • E. Free Electives - Choose three courses with an IAI designation.

II. Required courses for the Physics degree:

CCC COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MATH 207 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
MATH 208 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 152
MATH 209 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III MATH 251
MATH 210 Differential Equations MATH 252
MATH 212 Linear Algebra MATH 332 (Math Elect)
CIS 142  C-based Programming Language CS 105
PHYSICS 235 Mechanics and Wave Motion PHYS 123
PHYSICS 236 Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 221
PHYSICS 237 Heat, Light, and Modern Physics PHYS 223
CHEMISTRY 201 General Chemistry I CHEM 124
CHEMISTRY 203 General Chemistry II CHEM 125

Please contact Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding course equivalencies.

Updated October 2018