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Applied Physics

For students attending: Moraine Valley 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 COM 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: History, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy (not PHIL 110 or 111), Art 110 or 205 - 209, Music 106 or 107, Theater 105, 107, 110 or 111, or COM 102.  
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics (not ECON 100), Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, or Sociology. 
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.

II. Required courses for the Applied Physics degree:

MVCC COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MTH 150 Calculus I / Analytic Geometry MATH 151
MTH 151 Calculus II / Analytic Geometry MATH 152
MTH 152 Calculus III / Analytic Geometry MATH 251
MTH 201 Differential Equations MATH 252
PHY 203 Mechanics PHYS 123
PHY 204  Heat, Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 221
PHY 205 Waves and Modern Physics PHYS 223
CHM 131 Chemistry (University Oriented) I CHEM 124
CSC 140 or Introduction to Computer Science CS 105

III. Engineering Specialization:

  • Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering: Choose EGN 201

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

Updated October 2018