The dictionary definition of physics is “the study of matter, energy, and the interaction between them”, but what that really means is that physics is about asking fundamental questions and trying to answer them by observing and experimenting. Physics is the basis for a lot of other sciences, including chemistry, astronomy, oceanography, and seismology, and it can be applied to biology and medical science.

Did you know that physicists were asked to help with the placement of the new Yankee Stadium to see how wind patterns would affect the flight of the baseball? Physics is cool! If you like quarks and quasars, calculus and
quantum mechanics, and think that mathematical equations are a challenge and never a chore, physics is the major for you.

At San Juan College, we offer an Associates of Science (AS) degree with a Physics concentration. Upon graduation, you’re prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue your Bachelors of Science (BS) in a wide variety of disciplines such as astrophysics, energy exploration, engineering, teaching, or science journalism.

Quick Facts
  • Studing physics, you will learn to think logically and methodically which is essential skills for any career.
  • Upon completion of the program, students can transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelors of Science degree.


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