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(Science/Mathematics Division)

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Associate of Science (Transfer)
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Who is this program for?

The person who likes science, science education, math, or research might like this transfer program.

What is this program about?

A physics major will learn the steps of problem solving and critical thinking. He or she will develop good study skills and become effective in communication. Through comprehensive lab experience, the physics major will learn the scientific method and the proper way to write a scientific research paper.

Where are the classes held?

Location Offered?
Albany Yes
Cordele No
Thomasville No
Colquitt No
Swainsboro No
Americus No
Channel 19 No
Online No

How are the classes offered?

Program Type Offered?
On Campus Only Yes
Hybrid Program Yes
Online Program No

A Hybrid Program is defined as a program containing a mixture of both online and on campus courses.
An Online Program is defined as a program that can be completed without having to set foot on campus.

When would I have the program completed by?

2 years plus the summer in between for the full time enrolled student

Why would or should I be interested in this program?

A physics major who graduates with a graduate degree can work in post-secondary education or do research in industry. The highest level of employment for a physics major is at a college, university, or community college. These post-secondary institutions also employ the highest number of physics majors. The national mean annual wage for a post-secondary physics teacher is $71,020, and the median is $65,880. Post-secondary education careers have a high quality of life, a flexible work schedule, and job stability. This career path does not limit a person to one region of the country. There are no certification restrictions between states. Employment of post-secondary teachers is expected to grow much faster than the average employment for all occupations through 2014 due to the increase in the population of 18- to 24-year olds, who constitute most of the students in post-secondary schools.

(Information was obtained from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Responsible Department: Science/Mathematics
Last Modified: July 23, 2007
Program Contact: Melissa W. Bryan
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