This program combines general education requirements with a strong emphasis on math and science required for transfer into a physics program at a 4-year institution.
Physics is the foundation of all other basic sciences and technology because it is concerned with the most fundamental aspects of matter and energy, as well as the laws that govern their interactions. Much of the technological equipment and techniques used by other scientists were originally developed by physicists, such as x-rays, lasers, and MRIs. From saving lives, to saving our environment, to promoting knowledge in other areas of sciences, physicists are key players in our future. It will be you, the physics students of today and tomorrow, who will make contributions to improving the quality of lives in many areas. Job prospects for physics majors are excellent as the skills and experiences a student gains will be transferable to many other possible careers including engineering, medicine, education, biophysics, management and many other related fields.
Transferability depends on the four-year institution. If you are planning to major in physics at a four-year college or university, you will find MAT 201 - Calculus I is the (lowest level) mathematics course in which the credits earned will count toward a BA or BS degree. If you are a student just entering and are not prepared to take MAT 201, you will need to take the prerequisite course(s). All courses will count toward the AS degree. Additional courses may be transferable to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. For specific information, please see your advisor.
See the section on Scholarships and Awards for scholarship opportunities related to this program. For a list of CMC campuses offering this program, please see the Where Our Programs are Offered table. Not every course is offered on every campus.