Physics

Arts and Sciences Degree/A.A.

    Physics explores the laws of the universe and how forces interact and alter each other.  Since physics encompasses many areas and skills, physicists are highly employable in education, automotive and aerospace industries, defense, the public sector, healthcare, energy, materials, technology, computing and IT. Skills obtained include problem-solving, data analysis, working with numbers and the communication of complex ideas. Our associate’s degree program provides the majority of the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in a small environment that facilitates learning.

Career Opportunities

     While most graduates of a bachelor’s program go on to graduate school, there are employment opportunities for individuals with a bachelor’s in physics.  According to the American Institute of Physics, 60% of employers hiring individuals with a bachelor’s degree in physics were in the private sector, such as Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, physicists holding a doctoral degree in physics had a median average annual income of $114,870 in 2016. 

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