The science of physics seeks to understand the physical universe and deals with the behavior of matter and energy at their most fundamental levels. By observation, physicists search for the basic principles that explain natural phenomena.

Expand your understanding of physics with courses at Collin College. Knowledge of physics provides a strong background for careers in science, engineering, computer technology or education, and the concepts of physics overlap many disciplines.

Related Electives - Check with your transfer institution for degree applicability prior to selecting individual electives.

PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing
MATH 2318 Linear Algebra
MATH 2320 Differential Equations
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math
MATH 2415 Calculus III

General Physics Level
Students seeking baccalaureate degrees in biology or pre-medicine should select general physics courses.

University Physics Level
Students seeking advanced degrees in science and engineering fields should select advanced levels of physics and mathematics courses (such as the courses listed below) for the associate of science degree.
PHYS 2425 University Physics I
PHYS 2426 University Physics II
MATH 2413 Calculus I
MATH 2414 Calculus II


To earn an associate degree, complete the 42 credit hour General Education Core, and 18 credit hours of general studies electives and the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree requirements. Check with your transfer institution before registering for general studies electives to make sure your courses will be degree applicable to your bachelor degree at the transfer institution.

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