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Upon completion of the required pattern of physics courses and other degree graduation requirements an Associate of Science Degree in Physics will be granted. A certificate program is also offered in physics.

Program Emphasis

The Physics Program permits the student to fulfill the lower division physics requirements for transfer programs to four-year institutions as well as providing a fundamental basis in education necessary for scientists and engineers.

Award Type Units

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Career Options

Most careers in physics require education beyond the associate degree and some require a graduate degree. Career options utilizing physics include research, academia, optical and laser physics, and medical physics, as well as industrial and environmental applications.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes