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Physics / Astronomy

Quick Facts


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
  • Sound
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Electricity
  • 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:
    • Mechanics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Waves
    • Electricity & magnetism
    • Electronics
    • Optics
    • 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




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 March 01, 2018