Nature of the Work

Physicists explore and identify basic principles governing the structure and behavior of matter, the generation and transfer of energy, and the interaction of matter and energy. Most physicists work in research and development. Some also design research equipment. Most physicists specialize in one of many sub-fields such as elementary particle physics, nuclear, atomic, and molecular physics, etc.

The Program

The Gogebic Community College physics curriculum is designed to provide the general education courses that are required to transfer to a university for bachelor's degree completion.


Associate of Science – 2 years

Prefix First Year Fall Semester Courses Credits
COL 101 College & Career Readiness 1
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MTH 150 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
PHY 251 General Physics I 5
Humanities Elective 3

First Year Spring Semester Courses
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MTH 151 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 5
ECO 201 Macroeconomics 3

Second Year Fall Semester Courses
MTH 152 Calculus III 4
CHM 151 General & Inorganic Chemistry I 5
PHY 110 Introduction to Engineering 3
PHY 261 Statics 3
Humanities Elective 3

Second Year Spring Semester Courses
MTH 220 Differential Equations  4
CHM 152 General & Inorganic Chemistry II 5
PHY 263 Mechanics of Materials 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Program Credits  65

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