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Physics

For students attending: Prairie State College
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 ENG 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: ART 121-131, ENG 211 and above, HIST, HUMAN or PHILO (not 203). 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: ANTHR, ECON, GEOG, POLSC, PSYCH, SOCSC, or SOCIO. 
  • 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 Physics degree:

PSC COURSE 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
MATH 220 Linear Algebra MATH 332 (Math elect)
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I  CHEM 124
CHEM 130 General Chemistry II CHEM 125
PHYSI 210 University Physics I PHYS 123
PHYSI 220 University Physics II PHYS 221
PHYSI 230 University Physics III PHYS 223
ITPRG 144 C++ Programming I CS 105

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

Updated October 2018