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Physics Department

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Physics is the science concerned with the discovery and understanding of the fundamental laws which govern matter, energy, space, and time and explaining them using mathematics. Physics deals with the elementary constituents of the universe and their interactions, as well as the analysis of systems best understood in terms of these fundamental principles.

Because physics treats the core workings of the universe, including the quantum mechanical details which underpin all atomic interactions, it may be thought of as the foundational science, upon which stands the "central science" of chemistry, and the earth sciences, biological sciences, and social sciences. Discoveries in basic physics have important ramifications for all of science.

Transfer Degree: Associate of Arts Degree
Designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts background of study during their first and second years of college with an emphasis on physical sciences. The state's two-year and four-year schools developed transfer agreements that allow students from a community college to transfer at least 90 credits (60 semester credits) to a four-year college or university. The degrees satisfy some - or all - general requirements for a bachelor's degree.