Physics is the study of the natural world. Physics focuses on the study of matter, motion, energy, and force. Physics leverages the power of mathematics to understand a wide range of natural phenomena using a small set of fundamental principles.
Physical science programs provide a wide variety of employment opportunities. Traditionally strong areas of employment in the physical sciences would include engineering firms, government agencies, research and development, and science education.
There are numerous non-traditional careers in the physical sciences as well, such as consulting, forensics, science journalism, environmental science, informatics, toxicology, patent law, business and sales. Excellent career opportunities are available in many of these areas if the student is willing to relocate.
The Physics major is available at UO, OSU, PSU, EOU, WOU and SOU. Programs of study offered at UCC are approved for transfer to these institutions.
Students planning to transfer should work closely with UCC faculty and advisers, and with representatives from the receiving college or university. There may be special requirements for specific programs or schools.
At UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:
• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Mick Davis - Contact
Associate Professor, Science
Ken Carloni - Contact
Department Chair, Science