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Applied Physics

For students attending: Oakton 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 EGL 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: English (any course from 113-242, except 150, 210, and 212), History, Humanities, or Philosophy (not 105).  
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology (not 230, 231, or 240), Social Sciences (not 240), or Sociology (not 240).  
  • 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:

OAKTON COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MAT 250 Calculus I MATH 151
MAT 251 Calculus II MATH 152
MAT 252 Calculus III MATH 251
MAT 262 Ordinary Differential Equations MATH 252
PHY 221 General Physics I PHYS 123
PHY 222 General Physics II PHYS 221
PHY 223 Modern Physics PHYS 223
CSC 155 C++ Computer Science CS 105
CHM 121 General College Chemistry I CHEM 124
CHM 122 General College Chemistry II CHEM 125

III.  Engineering Specializations:

  • A. Aerospace Engineering: Choose ENG 211 and 217. 
  • B. Electrical Engineering: Choose ENG 220 and 250.
  • C. Mechanical Engineering: Choose ENG 211 and 217.

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

Updated October 2018