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When you study physics, you learn to think on a deeper level. Meet your science requirements with smaller class sizes and one-on-one attention from your professors when you enroll at JCCC.

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What will I learn?

From the smallest quarks and leptons to the biggest supercluster ever observed, the field of physics explores everything from the microscopic to the massive that makes up our physical world. It dares to ask the questions that can challenge what we think we know: Why are things the way they are? How does it all work?

To answer those and millions of other questions, physics applies the tools of mathematics to real-world situations. Its discoveries and theories also form the basis for nearly every other physical and biological science we study.

Physics for your future

When you understand the real-world application of physics, you can succeed in a challenging and rewarding career. Fields that require a strong foundation in physics include:

  • engineering
  • medicine and allied health, including physical therapy, pharmacy and dentistry
  • finance
  • aeronautics
  • architecture
  • information technology


JCCC classes meet science requirements for associate degree programs and transfer requirements of area colleges and universities, including seamless transfer to all Kansas public institutions.

Free tutoring

Feeling out of your element? JCCC’s free science and math tutors can help.

Physics for science, technology and medicine majors:

Use algebra and trigonometry to learn more about physics, including mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics. These classes do not fulfill engineering program requirements.

Physics for engineering majors:

Use mathematical approaches to the study of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics.

See all physics classes available at JCCC.

What does it cost?

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.

JCCC STEM scholarships

JCCC offers several scholarships and grants for eligible students pursing STEM careers, including the STEM Grant Scholarship and the American Association of University Women Phyllis Hansen Memorial Scholarship (for female nontraditional students).

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