Nikole LeCompte

Nikole LeCompte

"The liberal education foundation helped me to see other topics that I might not have noticed before. It broadened my interests and I was able to better figure out what my best fit would be." - Nikole LeCompte, psychology major Read More

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Monroe County Community College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 151 3
MATH 171 4
Social Science elective 3
CHEM 151 4
Social Science elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 152 3
MATH 172 4
CHEM 152 4
Humanities elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
PHY 251 5
MATH 271 4
Second Semester
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
PHY 252 5


  • Degree offered: B.S..
  • This guide assumes a prior math background.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTHR 152, BMGT 220, ENGL 266, FREN 252, GEOG 152, GERMN 252, HIST 255,  POLSC 211, SPAN 252
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENGL 20, HIST 160, HIST 256, SOC 152, SOC 251
  • PSYCH 151 is recommended for students interested in teacher certificaion.


Physicists are usually employed in research and development laboratories in industry, private institutions, and government. As we enter a new century, the physicist will normally be working as a part of a team of scientists and engineers in such research fields as energy, superconductivity, low temperature, optics, atomic and nuclear phenomena, radiation, and computers. A physics degree is also excellent background for positions or further education in such fields as medicine, law, business administration, and engineering.

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