Physics / Astronomy

Career Coach buttonOur courses are designed to give you an understanding of how and why the physical world works and to apply that knowledge to solving real world technical problems.

We provide a variety of courses in physics that fully prepare both science majors and non-science majors for transfer to universities or entrance in professional schools.

Physics is a basic physical science dealing with:

  • Mechanics–force, energy and motion
  • Sound
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Electricity
  • Atomic structure

Astronomy is a branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole.

Physics and Astronomy Students

  • Complete a variety of investigations in mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism, electronics, optics and modern physics.
  • Have access to laboratories equipped with the latest technology.
  • Complete a broad range of activities in planetary, stellar and galactic astronomy.
  • Have access to a variety of telescopes for ample viewing.



Northeast Campus
Marles McCurdy, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Northwest Campus
Juan Barbarin-Castillo, Physical Sciences Chair

South Campus
Charles Moore, Instructor of Physics

Southeast Campus
John J. Coniglio, Ph.D., Chair, Physical Sciences Department

Trinity River Campus
Mark Eley, Chair, Life Sciences



Updated June 25, 2015


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