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Applied Physics

For students attending: Elgin Community College
Who plan to major in:  Applied 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: History, Humanities (not 116),  International Studies, or Literature. 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology (not 230, 231), Economics, Geography, Political Science (not 219), Psychology (not 201), or Sociology. 
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.
  • E. Free Electives - Choose three courses with an IAI designation.

II. Required courses for the Applied Physics degree:

ECC COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MTH 190 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
MTH 210 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 152
MTH 230 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 251
MTH 250 Introduction to Differential Equations MATH 252
CIS 105 Introduction to Computer Programming CS 105
PHY 211 Engineering Physics I PHYS 123
PHY 212 Engineering Physics II PHYS 221
PHY 213 Engineering Physics III PHYS 223
CHM 142 General Chemistry I CHEM 124
EGR 152 Statics MMAE 200 (see note 1)
EGR 252 Dynamics MMAE 305 (see note 1)

Note 1) These courses  are required for the Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering specialization.

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

Updated October 2018