Physics Courses at Houston Community College.

Mission and Vision:

The Physics  Program at Houston Community College is dedicated to providing quality education to students that is second to none.

We make it our main mission to lay a sound and solid Physics foundation for students whose aspiration is to join the Engineering or Scientific Community. 

Our Astronomy courses and  introductory Physics course are excellent alternatives to fulfill science requirements for non-science majors. 

What can I do with a Physics Degree?

 Once you transfer your course to a 4 year university to be a physicist,  you might be wondering what your degree might earn you. A Physics degree helps prepare you to do almost anything. An incredible range of careers benefit from the quantitative and analytical skills – the problem solving skills of physics, and from an understanding of the fundamentals behind science and technology that a physics degree provides. Physics degree programs also give you much more flexibility than, specialized programs like for instance, engineering programs, to tailor your coursework and prepare you for your dream job.

A partial list:

Graduate school – physics, applied physics, biophysics, astronomy, engineering, biochemistry, education, geophysics, oceanography, atmospheric and environmental science, economics are fields in which you can pursue further education.

Professional school – include; medicine, law, business, Information Technology, computer engineering (hardware as well   as software).

High school physics teaching - If teaching is on your wish list, you can join private or public schools.

College and university teaching - at community colleges, liberal arts colleges, state universities, and major research universities usually higher graduates with a second or terminal degree in Physics.

Industrial research and development – energy, transportation, telecommunications, nanotechnology, biotechnology, medical devices, space and satellites, defense

Government and academic research – at national laboratories and universities

Hospitals and health care – as doctors, MD/Ph.D.s, medical physicists for MRI, X-ray, ultrasound imaging and nuclear medicine Military or national / international service

Government policy and private think-tanks

Management and management consulting - e.g., at McKinsey

Finance - many physics graduates work on Wall Street

Software and IT - e.g., at Microsoft, Google, and others

Science writing / journalism -physics graduates write for Science and Physics Today

Technical Sales, marketing and customer support


How much does a degree in Physics worth?

Courses and Course Descriptions at HCC