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Associate Degree for Transfer in Physics

Riverside City College
2-3 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Associate Degree for Transfer in Physics

Physics is the study of how nature works. Processes within the entire universe, including your body, are explained with the principles of Physics. Completion of the Physics: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC). Some UC's require additional coursework, please meet with a counselor for additional information. The Physics program map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer requirements.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

  • Art History 6/6H, Music 19, Dance 6/6H or Theater Arts 3
  • English 1A or 1AH
  • Math 36*
  • Political Science 1
  • English 1B or 1BH
  • Communication Studies 1, 6 or 9
  • Math 10
  • Anthropology 2 or Sociology 1 or 2 or 12
  • History 15
  • Math 1A
  • Physics 4A
  • Guidance 46
  • History 1 or 2
  • Math 1B
  • Physics 4B
  • Math 1C
  • Physics 4C
  • Psychology 1
  • Elective
  • Biology 18 or 19
  • Foreign Language (or two years of high school foreign language)
  • Physics 4D

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tution fees: $394 per unit for international students.

Career paths

  • Theoretical Physicist
  • Research Physicist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Accelerator Physicist
  • Optical Physicist
  • Engineer

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

Contact info

Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave
92880 Riverside California
United States of America (USA)

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