Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy Major Guide

2017-2018

Mesa Community College

Physics majors discover how and why physical matter works. Using mathematics physics students describe and explore the nature, structure, and interactions of matter and radiation and the laws that govern their nature. Physics also encompasses other sciences such as biology and chemistry. While pursuing a physics degree, students can follow a teaching track or prepare for graduate study. Incorporating more liberal arts coursework into a physics degree prepares students for careers requiring critical thinking and mathematic skills.


Associate's Degree
An associate's degree is comprised of 60-64 community college credits. Below is information specific to your major.

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  AGEC Requirement
The Arizona General Education Curriulum block for this major is the AGEC-S.

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AGEC-S Course List
  Mesa Community College Courses
The courses listed below are recommended if you plan to transfer to a university and study Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy.
COURSES  
Calculus IIMAT 230 or MAT 231
Calculus IIIMAT 240 or MAT 241
Intro Mech & Intro Elect & Mag(PHY115 & PHY116) or (PHY121 & PHY131)


Bachelor's Degrees & Majors

  Bachelor's Degree for Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy
UNIVERSITY / LOCATION DEGREE MAJOR LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
Arizona State University - TempeBSBiophysics
None
Arizona State University - TempeBSEarth and Space Exploration (Astrophysics)
None
Arizona State University - TempeBSPhysics
None
Arizona State University - TempeBAPhysics
Yes
Northern Arizona UniversityBSAstronomy
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBSPhysics and Astronomy
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBS in EducationPhysics, Secondary Education
None
University of ArizonaBSAstronomy
2nd Semester Proficiency
University of ArizonaBAPhysics
4th Semester Proficiency
University of ArizonaBSPhysics
2nd Semester Proficiency

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