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Physics is a broad field that can lead to several different career paths, including research in the many sub-fields of physics and astronomy, engineering, education and technology. Many careers in the other natural sciences also require some general physics knowledge; for example, pre-medical programs. Jobs in Physics require a Bachelor degree or higher.
Why a Degree in Physics?
Most people pursuing a degree in physics are serious about seeking a Masters degree or Ph.D., with the strong desire to engage in research as a physicist or astronomer.
Just of few examples of the many physics and astronomy sub-fields include cosmology, high-energy field theory, condensed-matter physics, optics/photonics and space physics.
Upon completion of a Masters or Ph.D. in physics, if research is not a desired pursuit, the graduate has other options, such as teaching at a 2-year community college or 4-year college. Researchers can expect to one day seek Assistant Professor positions at major 4-year research universities.
Why Bay College?
Beginning undergraduate students seeking a Bachelors degree in physics can begin their education at Bay College by taking Calculus I, II, and III, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (all required math courses) and Engineering Physics I and II, as well as General Chemistry I and II (also required). These classes all transfer to the student’s next institution. The above classes also apply to engineering degrees. Beginning undergraduate students seeking a degree in chemistry or biology can plan on taking two semesters of trigonometry-based physics, which Bay offers, titled Elements of Physics I and II. Students at Bay can get a headstart on their degree of interest at much lower cost with much better access to their chemistry, math and physics instructors than they would at a large 4-year institution.
Associate in Science
Generally, Physics professions will require post-baccalaureate degrees. An Associate in Science degree gets you on the right path.
You can learn more about the expected job growth and types of positions in this field by going to the link below:
Bureau of Labor Statistics