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2022-2023 Physics, B.S.

These are suggested courses which fulfill some degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.  Transfer associate's degree programs and courses vary among the 23 VCCS colleges.  Be sure to consult your community college academic advisor each semester to make sure you are on track to graduate in an A.A. or A.A.& S or A.S. degree.

VCCS Mason Equivalent
ENG 111 and ENG 112 ENGH 101 and ENGH ----
MTH 263 and MTH 264 MATH 113 and MATH 114
CST 100 or 110 COMM 100 or 101
CSC 222 CS 112
Arts Arts
Global Understanding Global Understanding
200 level English Literature ENGH 202
PHY 231 or PHY 241 PHYS 160 and PHYS 161
PHY 232 or PHY 242 PHYS 260 and PHYS 261 and PHYS 266
Social-Behavioral Science Social-Behavioral Science
HIS 101 or 102 or 112 HIST 101 or 102 or 125
MTH 265 MATH 213
MTH 266 MATH 203
MTH 267 MATH 214


ENG 125 will continue to transfer to fulfill the Mason Core literature requirement until 2025.

Concentration options: Applied and Engineering Physics, Astrophysics, Computational Physics

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