Physics

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Contact Physical Science Department

Department Phone

480-461-7015

This program is part of the Physical Science Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics

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.

Transfer Degree

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 degree options for the Physics program
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Associate in Science, Physics Physics Emphasis Arizona State University Physics
(Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Physics program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

$77,899

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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.