The Physical Science Certificate Program is a two year sequence
that provides flexible options for the student interested in
engineering, physics, or mathematics. The program is intended to
provide the first two years toward a degree in engineering,
physics, or mathematics. Students attaining a minimum quality point
index of 2.5 and 62 credits of course requirements are awarded the
Physical Science Certificate.
This certifies that the student is prepared to continue with
- Continue at St. John’s University to complete a B.S. degree in
physics, physical science, mathematical physics, or
- Transfer into the third year of an engineering college and
complete an engineering degree;
- Continue in St. John’s 3–2 engineering program and receive two
degrees, a B.S. in physical science from St. John’s College and a
B.E. degree from the engineering school.
Candidates take 18 credits of core requirements and the
following: PHY 1930, 1940, 1950, 1970, 2110, 2150, 3210 or 3510,
3230; CSC 1010 or 1390 or 1210, MTH 1730, 1740, 2750, 3840.
Additional courses will be specified by the Physics Department in
accordance with the student’s preparation and career interest.
To assure an orderly sequence of studies, students must have the
approval of the Physics Department in St. John’s College for each
semester’s courses. Some modifications of the requirements can be
accepted when approved by the department.