Welcome to SMC's Physics Program
We offer a wide variety of transferable courses in classical and modern physics, with
several course sequences designed specifically for different audiences, including
general education students, life science majors, and engineering/physical science
Physicists study matter, energy, and the relationships between them, and devise methods
to apply laws and theories of physics to industry, medicine, and other fields. Some
career titles include acoustic physicist, astrophysicist, engineer, satellite data
analyst, and medical or nuclear physicist.
Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students
planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses
completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university.
Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.
Degrees and Certificates
Currently, there are no degrees or certificates offered in this discipline at Santa
Monica College. Most students should plan to transfer to a four-year institution to
continue their education toward a degree in this discipline. Transferring students who wish to qualify for an Associate degree before leaving Santa Monica College should discuss their plans with a Counselor before selecting classes.