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Physics explains the fundamental laws of the universe and introduces important concepts that are essential for understanding all the other branches of science such as chemistry and biology. With a strong foundation in the concepts of physics, students will be better equipped to understand the beauty and complexity of the world around them. The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree provides a foundation in physics and mathematics for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in physics or physics education. This background should provide students with the tools to successfully complete a bachelor’s degree.

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Students who complete the Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
Dean of Instruction, Academic Programs
(951) 487-3400

Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Mark Maier (951) 639-5746