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 the CNM Academic Advising Center.
Educational Option Information
This educational option is an
Associate of Science Degree
This educational option can be completed
Part-Time or Full-Time
This educational option is designed for
Immediate employment or transfer into a baccalaureate program.
This educational option can be started
Follow course catalog recommendations to avoid scheduling problems.
Primary course location
Students are expected to purchase textbooks, lab manuals and lab safety equipment.
Information for people with felony convictions
A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.
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.