Majors, Minors & Requirements
Transfer Credit for Astronomy (Earth Science 104 or 106)
To receive transfer credit for an astronomy lecture or lab, you must receive a passing grade in the equivalent course(s) at an accredited institution. Note that it is not possible to take astronomy lecture or lab alone at Concordia (they must be taken concurrently). To fulfill the Natural Science with lab requirement you must receive credit for both a lecture and its associated lab.
Transfer Credit for College Physics (Physics 111-112)
If you wish to receive transfer credit for any course in the College Physics sequence, you must receive a passing grade in the equivalent course(s) at an accredited institution. Note that it is not possible to take College Physics lecture or lab alone at Concordia (they must be taken concurrently).Students may receive credit for Physics 111 or 112 if they have received a 4 or 5 on the equivalent Advanced Placement exam. A 4 or 5 on the "Physics B" or "Physics C- mechanics" exam merits credit for Physics 111. A 4 or 5 on the "Physics C- electricity/magnetism” merits credit for Physics 112.
A note about the AP Exams:
- The Physics B exam is intended for those pursuing majors in the life sciences, pre-medicine, and some applied sciences. Physics B tests a wider range of topics than Physics C, but with less mathematical rigor.
- The Physics C exam is intended for those pursuing majors in the physical sciences or engineering. The Physics C test requires the use of calculus, while the level B test does not. Because of its greater mathematical rigor, it does not test as many areas of physics; only mechanics and electricity and magnetism are tested in two separate exams, neglecting, for example, areas such as optics.
NOTE: any student with AP credit for physics considering a major in physics should consult with a physics faculty member prior to deciding whether or not to use the AP credit for physics. It is often a great advantage to take the introductory physics courses at Concordia.
If you have questions about transferring courses or AP credit contact the registrars office for more information.