Are you a curious person who loves science and math? Do you want to know more about everything around you? Not just learn but KNOW and understand how things work.

If so, studying physics may satisfy your need to know. You may ask a lot of questions, but that's okay. Your curiosity and passion for knowing more has led you to Harford and we want to help you get answers.


At Harford Community College, we offer a physics degree that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree in general physics or applied physics.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Sciences


No. of Credits:

Associate of Sciences: 60



Dr. Stephen Seidel







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your physics studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in physics through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

General Chemistry


Mechanics and Particle Dynamics

Vibrations, Waves, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism

Electrodynamics, Light Relativity and Modern Physics

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in physics at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while gaining foundational knowledge to prepare for a career in physics and/or other related fields.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • University of Maryland
  • Loyola University
  • Towson University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • UMBC
  • Salisbury University

Potential Careers

  • Accelerator Operator
  • Applications Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Design Engineer
  • Physics Teacher
  • IT Consultant
  • Lab Technician
  • Laser Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Research Associate
  • Software Developer

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.