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DWD-AS :Liberal Arts-Physics (2 Years)

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Associate of Science Degree


The Physics Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to a participating public four-year Colorado college or university that offers this program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]”), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. 

  • Courses within any Degree with Designation must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Courses older than 10 years cannot count towards any Degree with Designation.
  • Course substitutions and/or waivers are not permitted for any Degree with Designation.

Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.

Degree Requirements for the Physics Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement:

General Education Requirements:


  • Credits: 3
  •    AND

  • Credits: 3
  • Note: This requirement can also be fulfilled with ENG 122 + a GT Pathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3). Aims does not currently offer any GT-CO3 courses, but students should be aware of this option in case they are transferring in coursework that may meet this requirement.

Total Communication Credits: 6


Total Mathematics Credits: 5

Arts & Humanities:

Three GT Pathways Arts & Humanities course (GT-AH1, GT- AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4).

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 9


One GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1).

Total History Credits: 3

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

One GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences course (GT-SS1, GTSS2, GT-SS3).

Total Behavioral & Social Sciences Credits for A.S. Degree: 3

Total Physical & Life Sciences Credits for A.S. Degree: 10

Additional Required Courses:

Please Note: If these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

In addition, please view the CDHE web site for additional transfer information when selecting courses. (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation)

The following courses are not currently offered at Aims, but may be transferred from another Colorado community college or university and applied towards this degree:
PHY 213 (REQUIRED), MAT 204, MAT 261, and MAT 266.

Total Additional Required Credits for A.S. Degree: 24

Total Credits for A.S. Degree: 60

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