Physics

AS Transfer Degree

Physicists describe in mathematical terms the structure of the universe and interaction of matter and energy and develop theories that describe the fundamental forces and laws of nature. Applying the basic laws governing phenomena such as gravity, electromagnetism, and nuclear interaction leads to discoveries and innovations. The program is intended to give the student a survey of the fundamental physical concepts that are the foundation of all the sciences. Further, the curriculum is designed to complement the sets of more specialized programs for the student interested in pursuing careers in the field. This experience will be enhanced through the use of microcomputer-based laboratories.

All of the courses at JWCC are taught by people who are focused upon teaching. There are no graduate assistants teaching; there are no classes held in lecture halls with 300 students trying to hear a professor who uses a microphone and is never available after class. The faculty make themselves available to the students before and after class.