Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Physics Concentration

Associate in Arts Science, Engineering and Mathematics - Engineering and Physical Science

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ENR-101 Introduction to Engineering/Lab
Elective Computer Elective
3-4

Computer Elective: Choose one CIT course

Prerequisite for ENR-101: MAT-194 College Algebra or placement.

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

MAT-281 Calculus I
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: MAT-197 or placement

GenEd-CCC Community & Cultural Contexts
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
PHY-251 College Physics I/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: MAT-281

MAT-282 Calculus II
4

Prerequisite: MAT-281

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

CHM-201 General Chemistry I/Lab
4

Prerequisites: MAT-197 or placement and ENG-111

Elective Social Science Elective
3

Choose one HIS or GOV or PHIL or GEO course

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
PHY-252 College Physics II/Lab
4

Prerequisite: MAT-281

MAT-283 Calculus III
4

Prerequisite: MAT-282

MAT-291 Linear Algebra
4

Prerequisite: MAT-281

Elective Literature Elective
3

Choose one LIT course

Pre/co-requisite: ENG-111

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

VMA-104 is strongly recommended due to the extensive diagram drawing involved in solving physics problems.

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
MAT-285 Differential Equations
4

Prerequisite: MAT-282

CHM-202 General Chemistry II/Lab
4

Prerequisite: CHM-201

Elective-1 Literature Elective
3

Choose one LIT course.

Pre/co-requisite: ENG-111

Elective-2 Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose one PSY or SOC course

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Community and Cultural Context Menu

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 30, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the connections between the major concepts and theories in the field of physics. 
  • Analyze and create solutions for problems involving principles of physics. 
  • Apply mathematical techniques in scientific problem solving. 
  • Properly report on the findings of a designed experiment.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration should transfer to a four-year college or university because employment opportunities in physical science such as lab technicians usually require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Professional positions such as researchers or college instructors usually require a minimum of a master’s degree.