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Physics

Career Options & Highlights

The Folsom Lake College physics program offers an array of transferable courses that fulfill both major and general education requirements. The physics program consists of a three-semester calculus-based physics sequence and a two-semester trigonometry-based sequence. These sequences are designed to meet transfer requirements for students in the physical and life sciences, engineering, architecture, and computer information science. A preparatory physics course is also offered. The PHYS 310 and PHYS 312 classes are meant to give liberal arts students a comprehensive breath of the field of physics and the laboratory class gives a hands-on learning experience. Both courses are an excellent way for liberal arts students to gain an appreciation of scientific knowledge and methods. PHYS 311 is a preparatory class for prospective PHYS 350 and PHYS 411 students who have the required math, but lack physics and problem solving skills needed for success in future physics classes.

Career Options - Calculus-Based Physics
Architect
Astronomer
Physicist
Chemist
Computer Scientist
Engineer
Geologist
Meteorologist
Oceanographer
Physical Scientist

Career Options - Trigonometry-Based Physics
Allied Health
Life Science fields
Pre-Med

Highlights
Modern and well-equipped laboratories.
Small class size.

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