A.S. Physics

Physics (A.S.)

This option provides a foundation in physics as preparation for further studies at a four-year college or university.  IMPORTANT: To fulfill General Education Science Core Students must take CHM 151 and 152.  All A.S.  degrees require ANY BIO class to fulfill the Science Core, with the exception of the A.S. degree in Physics.

General Education Core Credits
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 5
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
CSC 150 Programming Fundamentals 3
PHY 121 Calculus-based Physics I 4
PHY 131 Calculus-based Physics II 4
MTH 191 Calculus I 4
MTH 192 Calculus II 4
Program Credits 28
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 28
Total Credits Earned: 68-71

*Choose one Life Science with lab from BIO; and one Physical Science with lab from: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY or PHS on the Associate of Science Degree Checklist.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
40.0801 Physics, General.


James Tutt
Dean of School of STEM
1 Circle Drive, Route 12
Tsaile, Arizona 86556
(928) 724-6938

Nesbah Kahn
Administrative Assistant
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

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Tsaile, AZ 86556

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