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 CT State Manchester, 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.

Learn more about the degree and courses in this area of study.

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 Physics Studies Transfer Ticket degree pathway program is a good choice. By entering this program, students are able to start their coursework at Manchester 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 courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available can be found in the Transfer Services portion of the website.

CSMP Scholarship

CT State Manchester offers National Science Foundation Scholarships to qualified students enrolled in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics programs.

These scholarships give academically talented, but financially needy, students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in any of those programs. In addition to financial aid and academic and research opportunities, students receive additional benefits including mentoring, tutoring, invitations to social events, internships and assistance with job placement.

Scholarships provided through this program will pay up to $6,500 per year for up to two years. Students must be enrolled full time.

Please visit the Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics (CSMP) Scholarship Program of Central Connecticut page for the most up-to-date and complete information about the CSMP scholarship program.