Catalog: PVCC 2022-2023 College Catalog

Physical and Natural Sciences: Physics Track (AS)

Associate of Science Degree
Code: 880
Transfer Program


Purpose: The Associate of Science degree in Physical and Natural Sciences with a Specialization in Physics at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.

Graduation Requirements: Students entering all transfer degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC), which has a prerequisite of ENG 111  and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved WICs are specified with a “WI” section designation.

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.

Required Courses

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGrade
SDV 100 - College Success Skills Credits: 1
ENG 111 - College Composition I Credits: 3
ENG 112 - College Composition II Credits: 3
HIS ___ - History Elective Credits: 3
HIS ___ - History Elective Credits: 3
MTH 167 - Precalculus with Trigonometry Credits: 5
MTH 263 - Calculus I Credits: 4
MTH 264 - Calculus II Credits: 4
BIO 299 - Supervised Study or CHM 299 or GOL 299  Credits: 2
CHM 111 - College Chemistry I Credits: 4
CHM 112 - College Chemistry II Credits: 4
PHY 241 - University Physics I Credits: 4
PHY 242 - University Physics II Credits: 4
MTH 265 - Calculus III Credits: 4
MTH 267 - Differential Equations Credits: 3
___ ___ - Humanities Elective Credits: 3
___ ___ - Humanities Elective Credits: 3
___ ___ - Social Science Elective Credits: 3
___ ___ - Transfer Elective Credits: 3

Total minimum credits: 64

A list of courses that fulfills the requirements for History, Humanities, Mathematics, Science w/Laboratory and Social Science Electives can be found on the Transfer Course Electives page. To meet the humanities elective requirement for this program, no more than one introductory foreign language course (101 or 102 level) may be used.