Physics

Physics is the science of the properties and interactions of matter, motion, heat, light and electricity. By studying physics one develops an understanding of the physical world and its impact on and relationship with other fields such as astronomy, chemistry, engineering, environmental science and medicine. At MCC, physics courses may be used to satisfy a student’s general education knowledge areas in science.

A career in physics generally requires an advanced degree. For those with a physics background, employment opportunities are often found as researchers in astronomy, biophysics, geophysics, or the health sciences, working in government agencies, academic settings or private industry.

For students who plan to transfer to complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree in physics at one of the four Connecticut state universities or Charter Oak State College, enrolling in the college’s Physics Studies Transfer Ticket degree pathway program is a good choice. By entering this program, students are able to start their course work at MCC and take advantage of its high quality instruction and more affordable community college tuition and fees. Upon completion of the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Physics Studies associate degree, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or being required to take extra credits or incur additional expenses.

Those who are interested in physics or who are considering transferring to a college outside the CSCU system should consider the Liberal Arts and Science associate in science degree program.

Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss their plans and how MCC courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available at MCC can be found in the Transfer Services portion of the website.