Physical Sciences Physics Track (AS)

The Physics track of the Physical Sciences A.S. program is designed for those interested in pursuing physics as a major at a four-year institution. Due to small class size and the importance placed on the lab experience, you will leave the program with a strong background in the fundamentals of physics as well as excellent lab and research skills.

This degree is designed as a transfer program toward an advanced degree. Graduates often pursue bachelor’s degree programs in physics, astronomy or a related field.

Many of the degree’s courses are taught in the Science Center, which includes 25 state-of-the-art laboratories and a Science Study Center.

This program is offered by the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Department.

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Studying Physics

Studying Physics

From algebra-based physics through calculus-based physics, the college covers foundational courses and also offers technical and applied physics courses.
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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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After completing an advanced degree, graduates can pursue a wide variety of careers in fields related to the physical sciences.

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Here are median salaries taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Chemists and Materials Scientists, $106,240; Geoscientists, $66,610; Physical Scientist, $97,130. Advanced degrees may be required.

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Recent graduates have continued their education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The University at Albany.

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Department or program information:

Michael Shea, Ph.D.
Science Center, Suite 319

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.