View courses, degrees, and/or certificates for this program in the catalog.

This department is in the division of Science.

Students majoring in physics will be rewarded on the personal level with a deep understanding of the world around us. On a professional level, physicists find a variety of employment opportunities which are relatively free of ethnic and gender bias, pay well, reward creativity, and are just plain fun.

Physics courses are offered to meet the student's diverse needs: (1) PHYSIC 101, an introductory course which is descriptive and uses little mathematics provides an overview of physics for Liberal Arts and Science majors; (2) PHYSIC 151 and 152, Physics for the Life Sciences, presents physics in sufficient depth for students whose careers in life sciences and related fields will require a physics background with some experience with calculus and (3) PHYSIC 202, 203, 204 and 210, provide a rigorous development of physics using calculus to prepare students for further studies in the physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in either physics or astronomy should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.