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Physics

Program Overview

Do you want to be on the cutting edge of scientific ideas and technology? If so, consider a career in physics. This branch of science is concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. From the subatomic to the cosmological, physics seeks to reveal and explain the splendors of the universe.

Our Physics program is designed to provide you with the first two years of a four-year curriculum if you wish to specialize in physics or are preparing to apply for professional graduate programs in various medical fields. Experienced instructors will teach you how to describe, predict, and explain real-world phenomena, utilizing a variety of different representations like mathematical, graphical, and pictorial formalisms. You’ll learn how to collect and analyze experimental data, and then draw reasonable conclusions to both develop and support the laws of physics. You’ll also be able to apply the principles of physics to solve problems both inside and outside the classroom.

There is a wide range of career paths depending on whether you pursue a bachelor’s or graduate degree in physics — like teaching, medicine, intellectual property or patent law, science writing, science policy, energy policy, government, and management in technical fields.

Join the Physics program and take the first step toward accelerating your career.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

If it’s important to you to better understand the physical world — and universe — around you, try studying physics. Phoenix College’s Physics program takes students from basic introductions to the world of physics to studying mechanics, electricity, and magnetism.

While our physics classes do not lead to any specific degree, PC does offer a multitude of courses to satisfy the natural science requirements or electives needed for a certificate or Associate in Science. Completion of our physics courses can lead to graduate school and work in the field of scientific research or as a lab technician.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, James Corkins, for more information.