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
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.
- 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.
- Students come into our program with a variety of backgrounds and varying degrees of
- Students will benefit from having taken previous technical courses, experience and/or
have a passion or interest in the field. We also have many students that are changing
careers, coming out of military service, non-traditional students returning and students
who are starting right out of high school
- Small day and evening classes with dedicated industry experienced instructors for
Physicists may be researchers, technicians, teachers or managers in government, industry,
schools and private organizations.
Bright outlook for Physicists
Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed
for this career.
Transfer made simple
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.
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.