Physics / Astronomy
- Core Curriculum Requirement: Life & Physical Science
- Degree & certificate plan requirements
- Courses are offered at these campuses:
Our 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 offer a variety of physics courses that 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
- Atomic structure
Astronomy is a branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole.
Reasons to Study Physics / Astronomy
- Complete a variety of investigations in:
- Electricity & magnetism
- Modern physics
- Study in laboratories equipped with the latest technology
- Complete a broad range of activities in planetary, stellar and galactic astronomy
- Use a variety of telescopes to view the sky
Marles McCurdy, Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Juan Barbarin-Castillo, Physical Sciences Chair
Charles Moore, Instructor of Physics
John J. Coniglio, Ph.D., Chair, Physical Sciences Department
Trinity River Campus
Mark Eley, Chair, Life Sciences
Updated November 22, 2017