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PHYSICS

Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics, distinguished from that of chemistry and biology, includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.

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MATH / SCIENCE DIVISION

Rick Hicks, Dean

For more information contact:
The Division Office
MathSciOffice@gwc.cccd.edu
714-895-8990

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in Physics will transfer to the following California State Universities:

CSU Bakersfield
CSU Chino
CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU East Bay
CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton
CSU Humbolt
CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles
CSU Northridge
CSU Pomona
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernadino
CSU San Diego
CSU San Francisco
CSU San Jose
CSU San Luis Obispo
CSU San Marcos
CSU Sonoma
CSU Stanislaus

The list of CSU campuses for this major was provided by the California State University’s A Degree with a Guarantee website: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/

Most of the courses in this program also transfer to the University of California (UC) System and Private Universities. Please see your GWC Counselor early in your studies to choose the transfer option that is right for you.

 

Common job titles for physics and engineering physics bachelor’s degree recipients include:

  • Accelerator Operator
  • Applications Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Design Engineer
  • High School Physics Teacher
  • IT Consultant
  • Lab Technician
  • Laser Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Research Associate
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Specialist
  • Web Developer

Konrad M. Stein
Professor, Physics
B.S., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Mark Thomason
Instructor, Physics
B.S., University of Arkansas, Monticello; M.S., University of Missouri, Rolla; Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla