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Physics

Transfer - Associate in Science

Program Overview

Is a bachelor's degree in physics in your future? Delta is a great place to start. When it’s time to transfer, you will also have earned an Associate in Science degree to take with you.

Why can't I see the light from a laser pointer through the air? Why do ice skaters spin faster when they pull their arms inward? Taking physics will provide the answers to these questions, and more, through discussion, demonstration and hands-on discovery.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in physics? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control, or to develop new products and knowledge.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the whole list of transfer opportunities.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta

High-quality science faculty and courses

Our faculty are highly trained, and routinely speak at state and national conferences. Faculty often work with students as they begin to make career choices, and many classes offer interactive lectures and activities with hands-on lab sessions. Check out our travel courses, blended courses (combination of classroom and internet-based) and online courses. Courses range from introductory to those more advanced that satisfy the first two years of a four-year degree in science, engineering, medicine, and more.

Meet our Faculty

Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area, with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

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Student clubs and service projects

The Delta Astronomy Club aims to increase interest and understanding in astronomy and other sciences among Delta students and the public. We will accomplish this by having opportunities at Delta and in the community to observe various wonders of the sky.

Contact the club advisers: Adam VanDyke, Aurelian Balan, and Kevin Dehne

Student clubs & organizations

Transfer seamlessly

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

Visit the Transfer Center

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.

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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.