What you'll do
Parkland's physics classes teach you the about physical laws that govern the world around us, by way of three different course sequences:
- Physics 111 and 112 are non-transfer career/technical courses, suitable for those in programs that require it, such as Radiological Technology, Fire Service, HVAC, Mass Communications, and others.
- Physics 121 and 122 are algebra-based transfer courses required for most life science degrees including pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, and pre-veterinary. (Physics 121 is usually required for architecture also.)
- Phys 141, 142, and 143 are calculus-based transfer courses required for physical science, engineering, and physics majors.
Parkland also offers Physics 120, a less intensive mathematical course
that explores “How Things Work.”
While Parkland does not offer a degree
or certificate in physics, its
small class sizes and diverse student population foster a beneficial learning
environment for students in many levels of preparation. All
Parkland students have access to an array of support services as well,
including extensive access to instructors, peer tutoring, and career
Where you'll go
Physics can prepare you for a large and diverse number of fields: You can find physics scholars from Wall Street to the medical professions, teachers, and, of course, working as physicists in laboratories or academia. Many physics majors go on to get advanced degrees in more specialized fields such as nuclear physics, bio-physics, high-energy physics, solid-state physics and physics education. Physics majors are not limited to a career in a physics-related field, however.