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Mission College Physics

Mission College's Physics program presents physics as a dynamic, exciting field and is taught by experienced and dedicated instructors who consider teaching as a primary responsibility. Laboratories are a central, not subservient, part of the courses. The sequences are designed to meet transfer requirements for majors in the Physical and Natural Sciences.

  • Earn an Associates of Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree.
  • Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements
  • Take classes with a limited class size in well equipped labs.
  • You do not need to know calculus to be successful.

How about one of these exciting Physics courses?

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Intro to Physics

Satisfy your general education requirements with PHY 010.

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General Physics

Calculus is not required for general physics in PHY 002A or PHY 002B.

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Mechanics

This first in a series of Physics courses is calculus-based PHY 004A on momentum and energy.

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Electricity & Magnetism

This second in a series of Physics courses is calculus-based PHY 004B, with an emphasis on numerical and theoretical problems.

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Light & Heat

This third in a series of Physics courses PHY 004C on thermodynamics, geometrical and wave optics, among others.

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Firing Rockets

Check out our photo gallery from when our students fired off rockets in the Quad

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Look up at the Stars

If you have an interest in Physics, you might just like a class or two in Astronomy as well.

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STEM Careers and Programs

Find your career in STEM with Mission's many programs, clubs and other offerings.

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Career Options
Career Options

Calculus Based Physics

  • Physicist
  • Physical Scientist
  • Oceanographer
  • Geologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Chemist
  • Engineer
  • Astronomer
  • Architect

Non-Calculus Based Physics

  • Pre-Med
  • All Life Sciences fields

Most career options require a B.S. degree. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required for preparation for transfer to a university program. Visit the Transfer Center for all your educational options.

Thanks for your interest in a class at Mission College!