Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Science degree in Physics for students who are interested in learning about the many fields related to the study of physics. Students will learn about mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, modern physics, the scientific method, and will work on developing a strong background in calculus and advanced mathematics for advanced studies of physics. Students can utilize the degree for entry-level employment in the scientific fields, in addition to forming the basis for future studies in science.

Students will develop an understanding of physics through the structured curriculum, which will form the basis for future studies. Those classes include college chemistry, calculus with analytical geometry, English composition, college career success seminar, engineering physics, public speaking, microeconomics, and a variety of electives.  

Students completing the program will have demonstrated their capabilities and qualifications for roles in the study of physics.These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of mechanics, including the understanding Newton’s laws of motion, vector measurements, and principles associated with mechanics, including kinematics, work, energy, momentum, oscillations, fluids, and gravitation; to demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, including electric and magnetic fields and forces; to understand related electrical and magnetic concepts, including electric potentials, capacitance, and direct current and alternating current; and possess the knowledge of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, waves, and modern physics relating to entropy or changes in the state of matter.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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