Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate mastery of the processes of science, the scientific method, and established scientific knowledge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic terminology and understanding of major physical science concepts.
  • Use appropriate laboratory techniques and equipment safely and proficiently.

Critical Thinking
Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning
Social Responsibility
Personal Responsibility

Career Information

An Associate of Arts in Physics degree opens opportunities in Research, Forensics, Physicist, Analyst, Physical Scientist, Astronomer, Materials Scientist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Secondary School Teacher.


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
MATH 1314 College Algebra  
PHYS 1315 Physical Science I (Lec)  
PHYS 1115 Physical Science (Lab)  
EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks  
Second Semester
HIST 1302 United States History II  
MATH 2312 Pre-Calculus Math  
ENGL 1302 Composition II  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (Lec)  
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (Lab)  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (Lec)  
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (Lab)  
PHYS 1301 College Physics I (Lec)  
PHYS 1101 College Physics I (Lab)  
ELECTIVE Language, Philosophy, & Culture  
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications  
PHYS 1302 College Physics II (Lec)  
PHYS 1102 College Physics II (Lab)  
ELECTIVE Creative Arts  
ELECTIVE Social and Behavioral Science  
Total   60

A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.

No more than 60 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.

An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.




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Associate of Arts


Steven J. Zani
Chair of General Education and Developmental Studies

Education Annex Building, Office 133


Two-Year Program

Academic Transfer Degree

Leads to a BA degree in Physics at Lamar University


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