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Physics Concentration at Charter Oak State College
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I want to go on the path to a major in physics or a physics concentration. I looked through Charter Oak's degree programs and it appears that they don't have a physics concentration as an option, although they have biology, chemistry, and engineering studies as options. Is there any way that I can still obtain a physics concentration from Charter Oak, such as through transferring credits from somewhere else?
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You can contact them, I don't know if they removed it but at one point in time they did have a Physics concentration and I knew they accepted the Physics GRE as a certain number of UL and LL credits. It's best to talk to the school and see what they say.

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(01-22-2020, 11:58 AM)armstrongsubero Wrote: You can contact them, I don't know if they removed it but at one point in time they did have a Physics concentration and I knew they accepted the Physics GRE as a certain number of UL and LL credits. It's best to talk to the school and see what they say.

Once you get a response post back here so that the community will have that information as well.

Thank you. I will try to contact them and poat back when I get a response. It is good to know that they had it before, so they might still have it if I ask them.
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I called Charter Oak State College. They said that they don't offer a physics concentration program because they don't offer any courses in it. However if I was able to get entirely tranfer credits for the courses in order to meet all of the requirements, I would be able to get the physics concentration, as long as all of the requirements are met.
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This is still not very clear to me.

On another thread I created, I was told the following at the follosing post:

https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...#pid302308

When I called Charter Oak, they were not clear about this poilcy. I called them again and they just told me that they didn't have a physics concentration, but they didn't tell me I could come up with my own and submit for approval.

Is there anywhere on the Charter Oak website which talks about this policy?
Quote:charter oak has an general studies outline for biology, chemistry, and technology, but none for physics 
https://www.charteroak.edu/catalog/curre...tudies.php

but I think all you have to do is come up with your own and submit it for approval            

you could even do liberal studies 
https://www.charteroak.edu/catalog/curre...tudies.php
where you combine two or more disciplines 
the example they give Physics/Geology

again, just come up with a plan and submit for approval

https://www.charteroak.edu/catalog/curre..._study.php

At this link it says that you must submit approval for a concentration plan of study within the subject areas listed, but it says nothing about submitting a request for a new concentration title to be submitted with a degree plan, so would it still mean that I am able to submit a plan for a physics concentration that they do not offer?
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(01-24-2020, 10:44 AM)sciencemathematics1 Wrote: This is still not very clear to me.

Quote:but I think all you have to do is come up with your own and submit it for approval            


again, just come up with a plan and submit for approval

https://www.charteroak.edu/catalog/curre..._study.php

At this link it says that you must submit approval for a concentration plan of study within the subject areas listed, but it says nothing about submitting a request for a new concentration title to be submitted with a degree plan, so would it still mean that I am able to submit a plan for a physics concentration that they do not offer?

didn't you say almost the same thing in the post above "However if I was able to get entirely tranfer credits for the courses in order to meet all of the requirements, I would be able to get the physics concentration, as long as all of the requirements are met."

what exactly are "the requirements" considering that they don't have a concentration already planned out ? 
wouldn't "the requirements" be a concentration plan approved by an academic counselor ? 

but maybe I don't understand charter oak either

and you haven't taken the exam yet, correct ?  
and you're still in high school ?

have you seen the physics exam ? 
https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/practice_book_physics.pdf
are you really able to do all the questions on page 34 ?

maybe the AP Physics exams might be better  
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses
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(01-24-2020, 02:03 PM)bluebooger Wrote:
(01-24-2020, 10:44 AM)sciencemathematics1 Wrote: This is still not very clear to me.

Quote:but I think all you have to do is come up with your own and submit it for approval            


again, just come up with a plan and submit for approval

https://www.charteroak.edu/catalog/curre..._study.php

At this link it says that you must submit approval for a concentration plan of study within the subject areas listed, but it says nothing about submitting a request for a new concentration title to be submitted with a degree plan, so would it still mean that I am able to submit a plan for a physics concentration that they do not offer?

didn't you say almost the same thing in the post above "However if I was able to get entirely tranfer credits for the courses in order to meet all of the requirements, I would be able to get the physics concentration, as long as all of the requirements are met."

what exactly are "the requirements" considering that they don't have a concentration already planned out ? 
wouldn't "the requirements" be a concentration plan approved by an academic counselor ? 

but maybe I don't understand charter oak either

and you haven't taken the exam yet, correct ?  
and you're still in high school ?

have you seen the physics exam ? 
https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/practice_book_physics.pdf
are you really able to do all the questions on page 34 ?

maybe the AP Physics exams might be better  
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses
Yes, I did say that. Although I am not sure if that is what they meant, because it was not very clear to me from my call with them. That is why I will be e-maling them these questions.

Yes, the requirements would be a concentration plan approved by a counselor. And it would be a division of 36 credits, with 18 (half) being upper level courses.

I am looking into the physics GRE exam.

And yes, I am going to be taking AP Physics exams this year. I am enrolled in AP Physics C (calculus based) at my high school and I am going to be taking the AP Physics C: Mechanics and the AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism exams.
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#8
After e-mailing them it doesn't seem like they could offer any physics concentration to me.

Now, I am instead currently thinking of getting a degree with mathematics concentration from Charter Oak. I still want to have many credits in physics as part of my degree plan, but it just wouldn't be awarded a physics concentration. I would want the same amount of physics credits as part of my degree as would be typically required for a major or concentration, as in 36 or more. I would obtain 24 credits from the Physics GRE subject test, and the rest of them would be from other sources, such as self-paced online physics courses. These would be upper-level classes that I would want to obtain credit for.

My goal after getting my degree being to apply for graduate school in physics, I would want to have all of these physics classes as part of my degree in order to be able to get into physics grad school with enough physics credits that I would need to in order to be in physics grad school.
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