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This program is part of the Physical Science Department.


It all started when a 17th century British scientist, chilling in the shade of a tree, got beaned in the head by a falling apple. Thus, gravity was discovered and modern physics was born. Or so the story goes. In the last 200-plus years, physicists have gone on to discover and describe all manner of physical forces and laws; from quantum mechanics to wormholes.

The Physics program at MCC is ideal for the student who wants to fulfill general education requirements, major in physics at a four-year university, or expand knowledge of the physical sciences.


Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer options for the Physics program
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Associate in Science Physics Emphasis Arizona State University Physics (Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

The Physics program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $45,810
Physical Scientists, All Other $86,610
Physicists $116,320
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $93,820
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Physics program is available through the Physical Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.