University Parallel, A.S. - Physics (TTP)

Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Physics

For more information, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at

The Associate of Science (Physics) is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in Physics or a closely related field such as Astronomy. Physics is the study of the underlying properties of nature from the absolutely mind-bogglingly huge, like galactic super clusters, to the unimaginably small, like the fundamental constituents of matter.  It is the foundation of every other science and is responsible for some of the greatest discoveries and inventions of our time, such as lasers, solar cells, and hybrid cars. A degree in physics teaches the analytical problem-solving and technical skills necessary to be competitive in today’s market.

Transfer Options
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (42)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (18)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Students who transfer to ETSU will be required to complete PHIL 2460 (Science and the Modern World)

Students transferring to UTK will need to complete two-course sequence in Non-US History

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)