Why Study Physics

Courses in physics reveal the mathematical beauty of the universe at scales ranging from subatomic to cosmological. Studying physics strengthens quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills that are valuable in areas beyond physics.

Students who study physics or engineering physics are prepared to work on forefront ideas in science and technology, in academia, the government, or the private sector. Careers might focus on basic research in astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, atomic physics, photonics or condensed matter physics, or in more applied research in areas such as renewable energy, quantum information science, materials development, biophysics, or medical physics.

Getting Started

Always check course prerequisites when planning your schedule of classes. To view course prerequisites, check the listings in the department's course catalog. Plan well in advance to submit your prerequisite clearance request form if you think you've already met the prerequisite requirement through another college.

To clear your prerequisites, you may send your completed form with unofficial transcripts to the Admissions Office Evaluations Unit at daclearprereq@deanza.edu or to the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Division at dapsme@deanza.edu.

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