Students majoring in Physics examine the properties of matter and energy and the relationships between them. Interested students can learn about career opportunities and pathways in Physics and related fields from the American Institute of Physics.
The two-year program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Physics from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of New Mexico. The AS in Physics will also satisfy many of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy at UNM. However, students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Students interested in transfer to UNM should consult the UNM Physics and Astronomy Department. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult a faculty advisor and/or an Academic Coach with CNM Connect Services.
Many of the courses in this degree are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites
Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA, placement exam scores, or specific course work.
This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Physics. Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four-year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.