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Area of Study: Science, Engineering, and Math
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Science, Engineering, and Math
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Physics

Leverage skills that build career momentum

From the apples that fall from their trees to the spacecraft that allow humans to escape Earth’s gravitational pull, physics allows us to understand, predict, and harness the basic forces of our universe. It provides the foundational principles for other scientific studies such as chemistry, astronomy, geology, meteorology, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and nuclear physics. Austin Community College’s Physics Program provides a broad education in the physical sciences, allowing you to explore the wide range of specialty areas and career paths. The program prepares you to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.

Career Information

An education in physics prepares you to pursue a variety of scientific occupations including geophysics, biophysics, astronomy, medical physics, nuclear physics, molecular physics, or elementary particle physics. Most physics positions require a Ph.D., however certain positions can be obtained with a bachelor’s or master’s degree. While the job market is competitive for physicists, the median pay is very good.

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Program Maps

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Science

Physics
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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