Have you ever wondered how 3D glasses work, why bees use hexagons to build their hives, why some people have difficulty floating in water, or how prairie dogs can build underground tunnels that don’t collapse? Physics provide the backdrop to our everyday lives and actions. By studying Physics at SPSCC, you will learn more about the way the world works through interactive lectures, quality lab exercises, and in-class demonstrations.

What’s different at SPSCC?

Get a taste of real research. Students have the opportunity to participate in SPSCC’s undergraduate research program, collaborating with local agencies and organizations on important projects that directly impact our community and ecosystem. You will obtain relevant, hands-on experience with real science before the graduate level – an invaluable stepping stone to a future career in the sciences, where employers typically seek real-world experience with the equipment and processes of modern research.

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