Physics is the study of matter, energy, and the interaction between them. In our introductory Physics course, you will explore topics in mechanics such as motion in one dimension, Newton’s laws of motion as well as topics in thermal physics, waves, optics, and light are also covered. Studying Physics will give you a deep understanding of the fundamental laws of motion and how they can be used to describe the world around us.

students collaborate during a physics lab

The Physics AS-T provides a streamlined approach if you wish to transfer to a four-year university as a physics major. Upon completion of this degree, you will have satisfied the lower-division math and physics requirements for a physics major at a four-year university.

Certificate and Degree Options


  • Physics, AS-T

For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

Fulfill General Education Requirements

Several of our Physics courses fulfill general education requirements for an Associate in Science degree at Delta College. Additionally, they can be used to complete lower-division science credits for transfer to complete your bachelor degree in physics or a related field.

See requirements in the College Catalog (under "Graduation and Transfer Requirements")

Job Titles and Career Information

Studying physics can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Click on a job title to find out career information such as average salaries, employment rates and more!