Physics Major at Mission
Explore How the Universe Behaves
As a Physics major, you'll explore the laws of nature and the relationship between energy and matter.
Physics deals with everything from subatomic particles to black holes and the overall structure of the universe.
- Earn a Physics degree (AS-T) to transfer.
- You do not need to know calculus to be successful in our courses.
- Take Physics classes that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements.
- Classes are small with well-equipped laboratories.
- Academic support/tutoring is available.
- Transfer to a CSU to work toward your Bachelor's Degree in Physics.
- Physics Degree (AS-T)
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Courses to ConsiderSee all Courses
Mechanics (PHY 004A)
The first in a series of engineering Physics courses, is a calculus-based study of forces, energy and momentum.
Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics (PHY 002B)
The study of electricity, magnetism, geometrical and wave optics and atomic physics.
Light and Heat (PHY 004C)
The third course in engineering Physics series, study classical thermodynamics, geometrical/wave optics, and modern Physics.
Intro to Physics (PHY 010)
A Conceptual course in Physics, including the development of fundamental concepts as applied to everyday phenomena.
Atomic Physics (PHY 010)
An introduction to quantum Physics, the electronic structure of atoms, solids, band theory, radiation, and relativity.
STEM Academic Support
Accelerated math classes, specialized support, STEM resources including tutoring. We have your back at Mission.
- MESA - STEM skills & professional development.
- STEM Core - accelerated math and support.
- STEM Center - tutoring and assistance.
- Honors - For highly-motivated students.
Jobs for Physics Majors
- Analytical and problem-solving skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Data analysis
- Communication of complex ideas
Select Jobs in the Field
Without the work of physicists, we wouldn't have x-rays, lasers, light bulbs, microwaves, solar panels, televisions, airplanes, or computers. If you're considering the question "what can I do with a Physics degree?" You can do a lot. The following jobs are a few examples of jobs for Physics majors.
- Aerospace Engineer
- Computational Scientist
- High School Physics Teacher
- Materials Scientist
- Research Scientist