Contact: Dr. Carol Strong 
Title: Physics Department Undergraduate Advisor
Phone: 256-824-2832

Students transferring from Alabama two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution.

Specific requirements for students planning to transfer to UAH and major in physics are included below:

Area I
Written Composition (6 sh)
Area II 
Humanities and Fine Arts (12 sh)

" Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of 3 semester hours in literature, 3 semester hours in the arts, and the remaining semester hours from the humanities and/or fine arts".

"As part of the General Studies Curriculum, students must complete a 6-semester hour sequence either in literature or in history."

All B.S. degrees including those leading to teacher certification in physics require a course in rhetorical communication. This requirement can be met by using SPH 106 or SPH 107 to partially fulfill the Area II requirements, or by using it to complete the hours in Area V.

Area III 
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 sh)

"Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least 3 semester hours in mathematics at the precalculus algebra level or higher and at least 8 semester hours in the natural sciences which must include laboratory experiences."

AGSC Requirement:
Physics majors must complete a course in precalculus algebra or higher and a two-course sequence in a natural science laboratory course.
AL College System Course Titles:
MTH 125 Calculus I 
PHY 213 General Physics with Calculus I
PHY 214 General Physics with Calculus II

Area IV 
History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 sh)

"Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a 3 semester hour course in history and at least 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences."

"As part of the General Studies Curriculum, students must complete a 6-semester hour sequence either in literature or in history."

Area V - Preprofessional, Major and Elective Courses For Physics majors at UAH (22-23 sh)

1. Required Courses - Requirements ratified by the AGSC for Physics
        AL College System Course Titles
        *Electives (12 sh)
        *Since all physics majors at UAH must complete a minor in mathematical sciences, the following courses are appropriate electives in Area V:
        MTH 126 Calculus II (4sh)
        MTH 227 Calculus III (4sh)
        MTH 237 Linear Algebra (4sh)
        (Not MTH 238 Applied Differential Equations, since a junior-level differential equations class is required for a math major or minor at UAH).

2. Courses to fulfill Area V for major in physics at UAH
        The additional 10-11 sh to complete Area V should be fulfilled by choosing from the following:
UAH Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
CM 113 Introduction to Rhetorical Communication -if not taken in Area II. (3 sh) SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
CH 121 General and Inorganic Chemistry I (3sh)
CH 125 General and Inorganic Chemistry Lab I (1 sh)
CH 123 General and Inorganic Chemistry II (3sh)
CH 126 General and Inorganic Chemistry Lab II (1sh)
CHM 111 College Chemistry I (4sh)

CHM 112 College Chemistry II (4sh)