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Study physics and build a solid foundation in general education courses at EICC. With low-cost tuition and guaranteed transfer agreements in place, this is the smart way to do your first two years. Small classes instead of huge lecture sections are a bonus, too.
What You Learn as a Physics Transfer Major
In physics, you study the science of matter, motion, and energy. And you begin to get a picture of how the universe behaves. Earning your associate’s at EICC is a great start to your bachelor's degree. You study physics and calculus, and get broad education in the liberal arts and humanities.
What Can I Do With A Career In Physics?
Physicists explore the fundamental properties and laws that govern space, time, energy, and matter. It is a very specialized field. Work in in applied research, technology, or solve problems tied to energy storage, electronics, communications, and navigation. You can develop theories that explain what gravity is or how the universe was formed. Or apply your knowledge in the development of materials or equipment. Be ready to join a team. Most physicists work closely with engineers, technicians, and other scientists.
A Solid Foundation
Crack the code
Use math tools and equations to crack the code of the universe.
Dive into Newton's Law of Motion, geometrics and wave optics, and more.
There’s a spark
Dimensional analysis, gases, atomic structure, chemical bonding, etc.
Round out your education and gain core skills you'll use for life.
What are Transfer Majors
The Physics Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study a specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree. It's streamlined and simple.
If EICC is your first stop to a four-year degree, this is a great option!
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Keep Your Transfer Plan Current
Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.TRANSFER PLANNING
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2+2 = Savings
Here’s a secret: biology is biology no matter where you take the course. But the cost isn’t the same. Do your first two years at EICC and wipe out those required general education courses, then transfer to finish your Bachelor’s degree. The 24 months and 60+ credits you earn with us will cost less than one semester at most public or private universities. Save your money. High-quality and low-cost. That’s our niche.
Need some extra help? We offer drop-in and scheduled tutoring on each campus, and online, too. You can also get a writing consultation via email. Visit our tutoring centers for more information on services and schedules.EXPLORE ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Complete 12 credit hours with 3.5 GPA, and your local chapter will send you an invite to join. Each of our colleges has a chapter which means you’ll be supported by your peers. PTK offers transfer scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development.JOIN PTK
Your Degree = Success
Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.
Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.Explore the value of an associate’s degree
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How EICC Fits Your Goals
Maybe the 4-year where you plan to transfer has added a new major or perhaps you discovered a new career field. We're here to guide and support you, so let us know. Keep in regular contact with your EICC advisor and lean on these services and resources, too.
Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.
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