Physics and Astronomy


The PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY (FIELD OF STUDY), A.S. is tailored for students aiming to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Astronomy, or related fields. This program equips students with fundamental knowledge and skills in physics and astronomy, preparing them for various career paths in research, academia, or industry.

Throughout the program, students delve into courses covering classical mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, astrophysics, and observational astronomy. Labs and practical sessions complement theoretical learning, allowing students to develop hands-on experience and critical problem-solving abilities.

Aligned with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, the PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY (FIELD OF STUDY), A.S. curriculum ensures transferability of credits to ABET accredited institutions. With a duration of two years and comprising 60 credit hours, this program sets the foundation for entry-level positions in scientific research, education, or further studies in advanced physics and astronomy disciplines.

Graduates of the PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY (FIELD OF STUDY), A.S. program can pursue diverse career opportunities, including roles in astrophysics research, aerospace technology, education, scientific computing, and data analysis. To explore potential career paths in physics and astronomy, you can visit relevant websites and resources.


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