Do you like solving problems? Are you interested in innovation?

Explore the dynamic field of physics! Physics is the fundamental physical science. Its laws and theorems underlie every branch of physical science, engineering, and technology. Discoveries in physics lead to incredibly useful applications, such as solar power and medical imaging. Physicists work in industrial and government labs, at hospitals, on college campuses, in law firms, or even on Wall Street.

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Career Opportunities

The physics program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Research Scientist
  • Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Physics Teacher or Professor
  • Programmer
  • Medical Physicist


Change your life with a physics degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.