Physics

Associate in Science
Transfer Degree
Cost
$10,653*

Explore the underpinnings of our universe

Who is going to design the electric cars that last longer? It could be you. Physics explores the building blocks of our universe—and ourselves. Your 2-year Associate in Science in physics degree prepares you to transfer to a university.

You may account for fault lines in building design or take the lead on the electrification of the nation. Take your drive for scientific research into the lab and practice applying physics to everyday life.

What can you do with an A.S. in Physics?

Maximize your career trajectory by working with an Academic Success Advisor who recommends the best way to transfer to your preferred university. An Associate in Science (A.S.) in physics prepares you for a variety of careers—not just a physicist.

Former students have moved on to pursue 4-year degrees in physics, which allows them to teach in high schools, work in research labs or apply for graduate school. Your desired role may require more education.

Highlights

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ENG 121 3
    MTH 145 5
    CHM 121 5
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 145
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CHM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ENG 122 3
    MTH 146 4
    PHY 123 5
    BIO 161 4
    • Course Code ENG 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 146
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHY 123
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 161
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CMM 121 3
    PHY 124 5
    MTH 246 5
    GEG 123 3
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHY 124
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 246
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code GEG 123
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    MTH 227 3
    PHY 221 4
    HUM 127 3
    DNC 240 3
    ECO 221 3
    • Course Code MTH 227
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHY 221
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code DNC 240
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ECO 221
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

63

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.



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