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Associate in Physics

Program Description

The associate of science program in physics is intended to develop an acute awareness of our physical environment on a conceptual level through rigorous mathematical manipulation of the fundamental laws of physics and through utilization of the techniques of the modern physical scientist. It is also designed to serve as an intermediate step towards acquiring the baccalaureate degree in engineering, physics, or similar science. Depending upon previous educational background, this associate degree can be completed in two to three years. The following are skills that are expected to be developed upon completion of this program:


Theoretical skills: Newtonian mechanics (linear and rotational), electricity, magnetism, optics, sound, relativity, quantum mechanics, and thermodynamics 
Laboratory skills: measurement, data analysis, linking lecture material to laboratory measurement, reporting results. 
Communication skills: oral scientific communication and written scientific communication. 

Additional Information

For More Information Contact

Title Name
Dean Sandra Romano, PhD
Department Chair Stanley Latesky, PhD
Program Coordinator David Morris, PhD
Administrative Assistant  Julene Chapman