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Would the Physics series designed for Engineers satisfy Physics requirement for Psych

  1. Nov 12, 2012 #1
    So I want to double major in Psychology B.S and Econ B.A.

    I am currently at a CC right now. I want to transfer back to the university I was dismissed from.

    Would the Physics designed for Engineers (usually called "physics with calculus") satisfy the Physics requirement for Psychology B.S majors? My school put the physics that Psych majors need to take as the same physics designed for biology majors.

    I know that physics designed for biology will mostly ask about the pressure in veins and arteries and stuff like that. I have an intense fear of veins, and just thinking about that stuff makes me cringe. Also, I want to get a more broad understand of Physics, not just physics in the body.
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2012 #2

    MarneMath

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    Re: Would the Physics series designed for Engineers satisfy Physics requirement for P

    This sounds strange. In my experience, physics designed for non-physics/math/engineering major is the same physics except wihout the calculus. Does the course description say anything about a focus on biology used in physics or did you just assume this?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2012 #3
    Re: Would the Physics series designed for Engineers satisfy Physics requirement for P

    ask the school. usually it would be OK.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2012 #4
    Re: Would the Physics series designed for Engineers satisfy Physics requirement for P

    I don't think physics for biology majors is such that the questions are directly catered to biology (i.e. your veins won't be a worry because the problems are going to be standard questions) it's just not as much information, so I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2012 #5

    jtbell

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    Re: Would the Physics series designed for Engineers satisfy Physics requirement for P

    I assume you're referring to the school you're going to transfer to, and not the school where you are now. Do they specifically require that course, with no mention of the "physics with calculus" course? If they do, I would contact the psych department at the school and ask them directly, if it's OK to substitute "physics with calculus".
     
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