Physics

Program Goals Statement

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Physics or a related field. The goal is to provide students with a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills that they will need to succeed at a four-year institution.

Program Information

  • This program is designed to prepare students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Physics or a related field.
  • Students will be introduced to each of the four major branches of physics: mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and modern physics. This gives students a strong foundation on which to build the last two years of a Physics major.
  • All General Education requirements will be met.

After Bristol

  • Transfer to a four-year institution and take the last two years of a major related to Physics; hese include Physics, Astrophysics, Applied Physics, Mathematics, or Engineering, among others.
  • Consider utilizing the MassTransfer program to make a seamless transfer to a state university.
  • Visit bristolcc.edu/transfer for more information on transferring.
  • Physics majors can go on to teach or research within the field of physics, and can also work as a data analyst, software developer, materials scientist, patent agent, health physicist, science writer, and more. Some physics majors even end up working in finance or government.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Technical or General Physics I & II  +
8
Sub-Total Credits
23

Program Electives

Choose four of the following:

Course #
Title
Credits
EGR 251 and EGR 253  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
14-16
Total credits:
60-62

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
14
Item #
Title
Credits
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
14-15
Item #
Title
Credits
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Overview

Program

Degree

Associate in Science

Campus

Degree Offered

Associate in Science in Life Sciences (Physics)

Program Contact

Michael Sipala
Department Chair
Michael.Sipala@BristolCC.edu

Sarmad Saman
Dean of STEM
Sarmad.Saman@BristolCC.edu