Physics, A.S.-B.A.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation. 

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Physics B.A. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communications (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
UGETCSocial/Behavioral Sciences (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 110P) 14
MAT 272Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P) 14
PHY 251General Physics I (UNC PHYS 116) 24
PHY 252General Physics II (UNC PHYS 117) 24
Total Hours34

 Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 33
MAT 273Calculus III (UNC MATH 233) 14
Total Hours13

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (GENR ---)1
MAT 285Differential Equations (UNC MATH 383) 13
CHM 151General Chemisty I (UNC CHEM 101 + CHEM 101L) 14
CHM 152General Chemistry II (UNC CHEM 102 + CHEM 102L) 14
Elective1
Total Hours13
Total Community College Hours60

 UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

PHYS 281LExperimental Techniques in Physics2
PHYS 331Numerical Techniques for the Sciences I 14
Total Hours6

Semester 6

PHYS 201Basic Mechanics 13
or PHYS 401 Mechanics I
One of:3-4
PHYS ---
PHYS Elective (numbered above 200)
ASTR ---
ASTR Elective (numbered above 300)
Total Hours6-7

Semester 7

PHYS 211Intermediate Electromagnetism 13
or PHYS 311 Electromagnetism I
One of:3
PHYS ---
PHYS Elective (numbered above 200)
ASTR ---
ASTR Elective (numbered above 300)
Total Hours6

Semester 8

One of:3-4
PHYS ---
PHYS Elective (numbered above 200)
ASTR ---
ASTR Elective (numbered above 300)
Total Hours3-4

UGETC Course List (A.S. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 180)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (two coures from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 157)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 150)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select two courses)8
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
MAT 172Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P)
MAT 263Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 110P)
MAT 272 Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 8 SCH from the following courses):8
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101 & ASTR 101L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 130)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101 + BIOL 101L + BIOL 279 + BIOL 279L)
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101 + CHEM 101L +CHEM 102 + CHEM 102L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101 + GEOL 101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
PHYS 151 & 152College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 104 + PHYS 105)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 116 + PHYS 117)
Total Hours34

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the Common Curriculum.
  • If you completed an associate's degree prior to 2014 or under the old common curriculum, please view the rules here.