Associate of Science -Physics Pre-Major

Associate of Science

The Physics Pre-major is designed to meet requirements towards the first two years of a physics major bachelor’s degree and includes core sequences in physics, chemistry, and math.

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    Program Outline

    Course # Course Title Credits
    2089010100 Foundations of University Learning 1.00
    20801219 English Composition I 3.00

    Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions. Lecture.

    20801223 English Composition II 3.00

    Advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative research papers. Lecture. Credits: 3. Prerequisite(s): 2080121900 English Composition I (D- or better) or 1080119500 W ritten Communication (B or better).

    20810201 Fundamentals of Speech 3.00

    Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self- development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery, and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self-confidence, proficiency, and poise.

    N/A Humanities 6.00

    Select courses from at least two disciplines: art, journalism/writing, history, literature, music, philosophy, theatre/film, world language.

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    N/A Social Sciences 6.00

    Select courses from at least two disciplines: anthropology, economics, political science, history, psychology, geography, sociology.

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    N/A Mathematics & Natural Science 20.00

    COURSE #




    College Physics I Calculus Based  



    College Physics II Calculus Based



    Calculus & Analytic Geometry I   



    College Chemistry I                     


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    N/A Health/Wellness/Physical Education 1.00
    N/A Diversity/Ethnic Studies 0.00

    Courses that meet this requirement may also count toward Humanities or Social Science. These credits are not in addition to the 60 credits required for the degree.

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    N/A World Language 4.00

    May be met with one year high school, with a grade of “C” or better, or one semester in college.

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    N/A Electives 13.00

    20806240  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II     5 credits
    20804241  Calculus & Analytic Geometry III    5 credits


    20806249  College Chemistry II                         5 credits

    An additional 4 credits in any college transfer course (if the recommended course is not taken). One credit of health and PE beyond the Health/Wellness/PE credit may be selected.

    May be 18 credits if students satisfy the world language requirement with one year of high school (C or better).

    At A Glance

    How You'll Learn


    On Campus


    Online Classes

    Term Start Dates

    Fall 2024: August 26 Spring 2025: January 13 Summer 2025: May 19

    Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

    Program Tuition*


    Books & Supplies*


    *Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.

    Financial Aid Eligible

    You may experience these additional costs, not charged by Nicolet, estimated based on length of program.

    Personal Expenses

    What You'll Learn

    • Apply forms of effective communication in various contexts
    • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning
    • Demonstrate critical and/or creative thinking
    • Apply scientific methods
    • Demonstrate cultural awareness
    • Apply ethics to individual, social, environmental, and informational contexts

    Possible Bachelor's Degree Majors

    The Physics Pre-major is designed to meet requirements towards the first two years of a physics major bachelor’s degree and includes core sequences in physics, chemistry, and math.

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