Associate in Science (Transfer)

If you seek to understand the laws that govern the universe, the Physics program at ICC is for you. Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy. Yes, it’s complex, but you’re in great hands with ICC instructors.

students became NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)

With Physics, you concentrate on building a strong foundation in the sciences and math, with the intention of transferring to a university for completion of a bachelor’s degree. Careers you might pursue include teaching, research and development, law, business, and even the military.

A Quality Education

Faculty who are experts in their fields teach all ICC courses. They are 100% committed to teaching so you’re ready to transfer to a university or move into your career.

Get Involved

Challenge yourself in ICC’s Honors Program. High-achieving students join Honors to experience sustained intellectual and social interactions with their peers.

Career Outcomes

Mechanical Engineer, Software Developer, Data Analyst, Medical Researcher, Cosmologist, Geophysicist, Computing Scientist, Teacher


18 Months

If full time

4 semesters if full-time | 15-16 credits per semester

What if I attend part-time?

Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants, and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.


15 Students

Average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

Will I be ready to transfer?

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Silas Finds Opportunity and Support During His Pre-Med Studies
First-Generation Student Success
Notable Alumni: Michael Brown, Executive Director, Ecology Action Center
CTE Programs Lead River to Prestigious Scholarship Opportunity

Studying physics at ICC ignites a student’s mind to be curious and creative problem-solvers and researchers.

Dr. Viji Varadarajan, Professor, Physics
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Physics Program?

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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