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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics - A.S. (TTP)


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For more information on this program, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at mathscience@volstate.edu.

The Associate of Science (Physics) is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree in Physics or a closely related field such as Astronomy. Physics is the study of the underlying properties of nature from the absolutely mind-bogglingly huge, like galactic super clusters, to the unimaginably small, like the fundamental constituents of matter.  It is the foundation of every other science, and is responsible for some of the greatest discoveries and inventions of our time such as lasers, solar cells, and hybrid cars. A degree in physics teaches the analytical problem solving and technical skills necessary to be competitive in today's market.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program. 

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (42)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (18)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)


Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


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