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Physics

Fundamental Science… Discover the Mystery at Sinclair!

The Physics department at Sinclair Community College offers an associate degree program with an emphasis in physics, as well as a certificate and associate degree emphasis in computational physics. The goal of our program is to achieve your interest, education and appreciation of the subject. Our department houses well-equipped labs and classrooms that provide an environment where physics can be experienced closely through hands-on activities and demonstrations. We also utilize computer-assisted data acquisition techniques to make the subject matter more accessible.

With our state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and focused curriculum, you will gain a breadth of knowledge in this science and its related subjects. In addition, our program shows you how physics applies to the world around you and demonstrates how it meshes with your career and professional goals.

This program might be for you if:

  • You are interested in the study of science, particularly of natural science, matter and motion.
  • You like to explore and experiment to learn about the behavior of world around you.
  • You enjoy astronomy, philosophy, weather, and other sciences and want to test the validity of your own theories.
  • You often wonder about the world around you—the structure, evolution, and even environmental problems.

Our programs are designed for more than just students interested in obtaining a degree in physics. Many students choose the field because they wish to work in an area of science and understand the importance of an increased understanding of mathematical methods and physics. Our programs also attract individuals interested in pursuing the first two years of a program leading to a professional degree in mathematics, science or medicine.

Degree Programs


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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including many physics and other science program requirements, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the physics program, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: