Physics, Physical Science, and Astronomy are the sciences that study the universe and its components from the sub-atomic to the macro-scale. Topics range from cosmology to the interactions of atoms.
Physical Science and Astronomy courses are housed in the Physics department. Although no degrees are currently being offered in Astronomy, this course can be used to complete General Education or transfer requirements.
Students studying physics will have an introductory foundation in the field of Physics through the study of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. Students will acquire skills and abilities in identifying, formulating and solving physics problems by designing, conducting and analyzing experiments, and critical thinking.
The most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include physics laboratory technician, computer scientist, scientific sales, and high school science teacher.
Transfer requirements in Physics and Astronomy are available in the Counseling Department. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.
Science Division Chair
Julie Rodriguez | (559) 730-3875 | firstname.lastname@example.org
John Muir: 236 | Visalia Campus
Dean of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
Robert Urtecho, Ph.D. | (559) 730-3942 | email@example.com
John Muir: 133 | Visalia Campus