Do you wonder what subatomic particles have in common with the furthest reaches of the observable universe? Do you enjoy problem solving, analysis and logical thinking? If you do then physics/astronomy is the program for you! The program provides students with a solid foundation in the concepts of physics including the study of classical mechanics, electricity, light, magnetism, thermodynamics and wave motion. Additionally, use the laws of physics to reveal the nature of celestial objects. You'll benefit from our very own SCC Planetarium. Lay the foundation for a professional program in physics/engineering/astronomy at a four-year institution by graduating with your Associate in Science degree in two years.
Students in the program earn the Associate of Science, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as juniors. Courses are available in-person (day and evening).
The minimum time to complete the Associate of Science degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit.
Currently, the program cost for an Associate of Science degree for Physics/Astronomy students is $5,160. This includes tuition and course fees for all courses required for the transfer degree. Books and course fees in other classes outside of the program are not calculated. However, to assist our students, many courses utilize Open Educational Resources and/or low cost textbooks to minimize textbook costs.
8600 Associate of Science (AS) - Pre-Majors/Transfer
- Mapping scheduled for 2018-19 academic year