Earning a bachelor’s degree in physics might lead to work in fields as varied as astronomy, finance, engineering, or computer science (or, of course, in physics!). Many who earn a bachelor’s degree in physics go on to complete advanced degrees in medicine, law, engineering, or in science fields such as astronomy, biology, engineering, and physics. Because earning a bachelor’s degree in physics requires a broad spectrum of courses in mathematics and science, students who earn this degree are particularly adaptable and ready for a wide range of work or further study options.
If you would like to learn more about reasons to study physics, you might check out the American Physical Society website here:
Most universities recommend community college transfer students intending to major in physics take courses in chemistry, mathematics, and computer science in addition to the Engineering Physics sequence. The courses listed below are appropriate for a bachelor’s degree in physics, but as for all transfer programs, consult your transfer university for required related instruction.
Recommended Pre-Major Courses for Physics
|CHEM& 161||General Chem w/Lab I||5|
|CHEM& 162||General Chem w/Lab II||5|
|CHEM& 163||General Chem w/Lab III||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
|MATH& 163||Calculus 3||5|
|MATH 220||Linear Algebra||5|
|MATH 230||Differential Equations||5|
|MATH& 254||Multivariable Calculus||5|
|PHYS& 221||Engineering Physics w/Lab I||5|
|PHYS& 222||Engineering Physics w/Lab II||5|
|PHYS& 223||Engineering Physics w/Lab III||5|