Degree Information

College of DuPage provides physics instruction using the best in educational technology and research and to help ease the transferability of courses to four-year schools in the region.

College of DuPage offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection and to determine what courses will be best for you. Students who plan to major in physics should have a strong aptitude for mathematics.

Pre-medicine and pre-dentistry students should check with proposed professional school for the appropriate physics course.

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  • Eftalda Becka

    Eftalda BeckaPhysics

    “Since the very first semester, I was able to take challenging courses and then became part of the Honors program. At the same time, I joined the Engineering Club, the Leadership Club and Phi Theta Kappa. I also enjoyed being among students with whom I can share common interests and ideas."

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  • Joe Bernstein

    Joe BernsteinPhysics

    "Direct interaction with the faculty without going through teaching assistants was especially important. The fact that faculty engage students in research meant that the faculty members I studied under were very well positioned to guide me toward a career in science."

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    Alyssa BowesPhysics

    “Astrophysics is amazing! I’m not sure I know enough to decide what to do for a career, but the idea of finding out what’s in the universe is something I could pursue forever and never get tired of it.”

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  • Ivan Ishkov

    Ivan IshkovPhysics

    "My advice to students is to not throw out any option right off the bat just because COD is a community college. The calculus-based Physics I and II are very similar to the courses taught at the University of Illinois, which make the courses very transferable."

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  • Jaime Bryant

    Jaime BryantPhysics

    "Direct interaction with the faculty without going through teaching assistants was especially important. The fact that faculty engage students in research meant that the faculty members I studied under were very well positioned to guide me toward a career in science."

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  • Colum Wilson

    Colum WilsonPhysics

    “It’s really not which degree you earn but what you do with it and where you go, because there are so many opportunities to explore. College of DuPage has been an amazing place to start. The professors helped me succeed."

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