The study of physics has given us our technological world as well as uncovered secrets of our natural world. Physicists study the fundamental laws of nature and interactions of systems. Their work can involve the smallest subatomic particles or the largest galaxies.

Physicists have an amazing number of challenging, exciting and productive career choices open to them. Their work can involve astronomy, computers, earth sciences, medicine, lasers, optics, aerospace, atomic physics, lasers and optics, electricity and magnetism, classical and quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and much more.

Physicists may be researchers, technicians, teachers or managers in government, industry, schools and private organizations.

To get started on your physics education, you can choose from several MCC physics courses, including general physics, astronomy and engineering physics. Our program is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This degree gives you a solid background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution.

Career and salary information

Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.

Transfer made simple

Many MCC students plan to transfer. Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it.

We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.

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Transfer credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these freshman- and sophomore-level courses move with you to a four year college or university. Depending on your chosen major, these courses may apply toward your degree or as electives. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.

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