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Explore What Matters with Physics


By taking a Physics course, you'll study matter and energy, and the interaction between them, and practice asking fundamental questions and answering them through observations, experiments, measurements, and mathematical analysis. 

Physics explores the fundamental forces of the universe and how they interact with matter -  from galaxies and planets to atoms and quarks and everything in between. All other natural sciences stem from Physics.

Pass the Class, Transfer Credits, and Begin Your Career

PHYS 1024 Physics and Human Affairs
PHYS 1034 Physics for Elem. Teachers
PHYS 1064 Intro to Physics
PHYS 2014 College Physics I
PHYS 2054 Advanced College Physics I
PHYS 2074 Advanced College Physics II

Many Physics courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Physics can lead to a career in the following occupations:

  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Astronomer
  • Materials Scientist
  • PatentWgent
  • Meteorologist
  • Data Scientist
  • Computational Scientist
  • Optical Engineer
  • Quantitative Research Analyst
  • Health Physicist