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

Program Code

LF_LFPH

CIP Code

40.0801

Academic Area

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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