Physics involves studying the interactions between matter and energy. This area of science contributes to many industries and professions today.

A degree with an emphasis on physics may lead to a career in:

  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Health & Safety
  • Research
  • Astronomy/Astrophysics
  • Robotics

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

Associate in Science: $5,774*

* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.


Employment Outlook

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GateWay offers PHY101 "Introduction to Physics." This course is a survey of physics emphasizing applications of physics to modern life.

Students may need to take the Math placement exam in order to be considered for admission to the class. Contact the Testing Center for instructions and additional information including testing dates and times.



Associate in Science



Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.