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. 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 Expand
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 Expand
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 Expand
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 Expand
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.