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Physics Makes the World Go Around

Why choose this program?

The world of physics helps us to understand how the universe works – from the largest galaxies to the smallest atoms. Challenge your imagination with concepts like relativity and other theories, and learn how those have led to great discoveries that have shaped our world and organized our lives.

What will I experience?

  • Learn how the laws of nature can be used to explain the many phenomena of our world
  • Apply the simple principles that underlie complex problems
  • Understand the connections between seemly disparate phenomena
  • Gain a solid liberal arts background, including good written and oral communication skills

What opportunities might it lead to?

An associate of science in physics degree provides the foundation for careers in teaching, applied physics and in interdisciplinary areas such as astronomy, biophysics, environmental science, oceanography, and scientific instrumentation. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in physics and other sciences, including chemistry, oceanography, seismology and astronomy. Many people earn advanced degrees in physics go into engineering jobs.

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Anthony Klaib
“My interest in aviation is deeply rooted in my love for math and physics.” – Anthony Klaib, Physics 2013


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