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Physics Program at Arizona Western College (AWC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001071
  • Phone: (928) 317-6000

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Physics Program

The physics degree program at Arizona Western College instructs students on the scientific study of matter and energy, as well as the testing and formulation of laws that govern the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Students who graduate the physics degree program may follow a career path in ecology, healthcare, archaeology, and more. Course instruction includes classes in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, and more. Get more details below including other Arizona colleges that offer physics program.

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Students Enrolled in the Physics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Arizona Western College offers an associate's degree program in physics.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)


Students by Race (2010-2011)

American Indian1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Physics program at AWC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020


  • Description:

    Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, physicists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.2% from 2010 to 2020

Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physics Programs in Arizona

Physics programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ
Type: 4-Year Public College

43 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B,M,D)
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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
Type: 4-Year Public College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B,M,D)
  • Optics, Optical Sciences (B,M,D)
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Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ
Type: 4-Year Public College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B,M)
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Cochise College

Douglas, AZ
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Physics (A)