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Physics courses are taught in an integrated lecture/lab format and are built around research in the practices of Physics. This enriches the classroom experience to better serve the students’ learning needs and experiences. Courses integrate real world problems and projects to reinforce and build student understanding of the world and universe.

Why Physics @ EMCC?

  • Integrated lecture/labs
  • Real-world problems and skills directly taught, such as in group work and communication in a technical setting
  • Curriculum is based on Physics Education Research to improve student learning
  • Hands-on classes that are active and learning-based
  • Integration with math classes both in terms of learning communities and content/techniques

Career and Employment Outlook

Many areas of science require physics as part of the required curriculum including engineering, chemistry, biology, medicine and architecture. Students majoring in physics can often select from wide variety of career fields and disciplines after completing their bachelor’s degree.

Additional Information

University Transfer Options

Maricopa Degree Options

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Associate in Arts (AA) Bachelor of Science
Associate in Arts (AA) Bachelor of Arts in Education

Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program

This program has an MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program) option. For more information about the MAPP program and to find additional information, see the MAPP page.