Physics

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Introductory physics courses are offered that fulfill the needs of three different groups of students. All physics courses fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement for graduation with an AA or AS degree.


  • Students interested in pursuing a major in physics, engineering, or other physical sciences should enroll in the 3-quarter sequence PHYS& 221, 222, 223, a calculus-based series.
  • The other 3-quarter sequence, PHYS& 114, 115, 116, an algebra-based series, is appropriate for students interested in pursuing degrees in life sciences, pre-professional programs (i.e. medicine, dentistry, etc.), or any student with a desire to learn about the laws of physics through a problem-solving course.

  • For the student interested in a general survey of the science of physics, PHYS 110, a one-quarter, conceptual course is offered.