Physics

Unlock the secrets to this world and the universe through Austin Community College’s Physics Program. You’ll learn the principles and applications of physics, such as chemistry, astronomy, geology, meteorology, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and nuclear physics. Associate degrees are offered in physics and astronomy, transferring toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university.

Pride Points

Astronomy observatory

National Science grants

University transfer degree

Career & Salary Information

Physics careers remain in demand, with most requiring a high level of education. Check out some you might consider.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Physicists

    Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.


    Hourly Wage: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

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  • Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


    Hourly Wage: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Science