Sep 24, 2018  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog

CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Physics Studies, A.A.


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With this degree, you will be able to transfer to the following majors:

At Central Connecticut State University Physics, B.S.
At Eastern Connecticut State University Physics, B.S.
At Southern Connecticut State University Physics, B.S.
  Physics, B.A.
At Western Connecticut State University Physics, B.S.
At Charter Oak State College General Studies - Physics Concentration, B.A.

Here is the recommended course of study for the Physics Studies Transfer Degree.  If you are studying part-time, simply follow the order of the courses listed here. Note that not all courses will be available every semester. You will notice that in many instances, you will be able to choose the specific course you will take from within a category.

Please contact a campus advisor for more information:

First Semester


  • CHE* 121 - General Chemistry I 4 credits
  • ENG* 101 - Composition 3 credits
  • MAT* 254 - Calculus I 4 credits
  • Choose one Unrestricted Elective*# 3-4 credits
  • * You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use some of these credits to take a math course that prepares you for required level of math in your degree program. You should also consider using unrestricted electives to meet foreign language requirements at Central, Eastern, and Western Connecticut State Universities or to begin work on completing a minor.  Central Connecticut State University will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field–you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. You can also complete other General Education requirements for CCSU, SCSU, WCSU, and COSC–but not ECSU.  You are encouraged to meet with your advisor to determine which courses to select.

    # If you have not taken Physics in high school, you should use this elective to take either PHY* 109  or PHY* 111  

Total Semester Credits: 14-15


Second Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Third Semester


Begin the transfer application process in your third semester or the semester before you plan to graduate. FAFSA becomes available October 1.

Total Semester Credits: 17


Fourth Semester


During your last semester at GCC, don’t forget to apply for graduation!

  • MAT* 285 - Differential Equations 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Written Communication II 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Oral Communications 3 credits
  • Choose one course in General Education - Creativity 3 credits
  • Choose one course in General Education II - Global Knowledge 3 credits

Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 61


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