Sep 28, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog

Associate in Science-Physics Transfer, AS

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Physics Transfer Major

Physics Transfer MajorStart your career in physics at Iowa Lakes! Develop the knowledge and principles to succeed in one of the many exciting career fields involving physics, including data analyst, teacher, lab technician, software engineer, and more.

Earn your Associate in Science degree in Physics before transferring on to a regent university (University of Iowa, Iowa State or University of Northern Iowa) to complete your Bachelor of Science degree. Completion of the AS degree at Iowa Lakes will satisfy the required general education prerequisites at the regent of your choosing. Complete courses in Classical Physics I and II, as well as Calculus I, II and III, before even graduating from Iowa Lakes.

By earning this degree, you'll have met the general course requirements for a specific major of a four-year institution and a transfer major recorded on your transcripts from Iowa Lakes. Requirements may vary among institutions so students should work with an advisor to become familiar with specific requirements of the institution which they plan to transfer.

To earn a Transfer Major Degree, a student must complete all required coursework of that specific major and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

A Physics Transfer Major at Iowa Lakes can lay the foundation for your bachelor's degree. You have a goal ... we have the plan. APPLY TODAY

Students who plan to complete their general AA or AS and have a TRANSFER OPTION should contact the college or university to which they plan to transfer to assure that that core courses they take will transfer into their planned major.

Communications Outcomes:

  1. Students are able to communicate clearly, both written and oral using the correct medium.
  2. Students are able to support ideas with appropriate and adequate information.

Science Outcomes: 

  1. Demonstrate safe laboratory practices.
  2. Apply scientific inquiry/scientific method to answer questions about the natural world.

Mathematics Outcomes: 

  1. Apply mathematical methods to solve real world problems.
  2. Evaluate the validity of mathematical solutions. 

Social Science Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in written and oral communication.
  2. Students will critique the diversity of human experience, individually and collectively.

Humanities Outcomes:

  1. Form an aesthetic and/or ethical judgement of specific examples.
  2. Use the language of the discipline appropriately.

Computers Outcomes: 

  1. Integrate the technology necessary in the workplace environment.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge in utilizing software application tools.

Faculty Contact

 Faculty Contact


Erica KilianErica Kilian
712-362-7957 Ext: 7957



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Plus Electives to Total 64 Semester Credits:

  • May include up to 16 vocational/technical credits; do not include developmental courses or special needs courses.

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