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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.
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.