Physical Sciences

PHYSICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM AT KAUA'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE! 

The purpose of the Associate in Science in Natural Science (ASNS) degree is to address the needs of students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Students can use the ASNS degree to better market their science background or in preparation for transfer to a four-year institution. The ASNS in Physical Sciences provides a clear pathway to properly prepare students for transfer with core introductory courses and laboratories in chemistry, mathematics, and physics typically required in the first two years of a broad range of Physical sciences baccalaureate degrees at four-year universities.

Natural Science Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) approved 03/01/2013:

  1. Analyze data effectively using currently available technology.
  2. Communicate scientific ideas and principles clearly and effectively.
  3. Analyze and apply fundamental mathematical, physical, and chemical concepts and techniques to scientific issues.
  4. Apply fundamental concepts and techniques in their chosen natural science field of student, such as biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, etc.

GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

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Natural Science Concentration in Physical Sciences Associate in Science Degree (AS), 61-64 Credits


Fall Semester 1

  • CHEM161 - General Chemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHEM 161L - General Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)
  • MATH 241 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • SCI 170 STEMINAR: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Seminar (1 credit)
  • Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): Any FGA, FGB, or FGC course (3 credits)
  • Foundations: Written Communication (FW): Three credits of any FW course (3 credits)

Note:

  1. CHEM 161: This course fulfills the Diversification: Physical Sciences (DP) category.
  2. CHEM 161L: This course fulfills the Diversification: Laboratory (science) (DY) category.
  3. MATH 241: This course fulfills the Foundations: Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) category.
  4. Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): A total of 6 credits are required. The FG courses should be taken in Semesters 1 and 2. Any two courses with different FG designations are required.

Spring Semester 2

  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • MATH 242 - Calculus II (4 credits)
  • CHEM 162L, EE 160, or ICS 111 (1 - 4 credits)
  • Diversification: Social Sciences (DS): Any DS course (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits) (3 credits)
  • Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): Any FGA, FGB, or FGC course (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): A total of 6 credits is required. Take 3 credits in Semesters 1 and 2. Two courses from different time periods are required.

Fall semester 3

  • PHYS 170 - General Physics I (4 credits)
  • PHYS 170L - General Physics I Lab (1 credit)
  • Diversification Arts (DA), Humanities (DH) or Literature (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (6 credits)

Spring semester 4

  • PHYS 272 General Physics II (3 credits)
  • PHYS 272L General Physics II Lab (1 credit)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (11 credits)

Total credits 61-64

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