Physics Program

  • Welcome
  • Student Experience
  • Transfer and Careers
  • Curriculum
  • Contact Us

Physics Welcome

Do you have an inquisitive mind? Great mathematical
and problem-solving skills? If so, we hope you’ll
take some classes at EAC’s physics department!

Our physics department offers an excellent
education using state-of-the-art technology.
Our laboratory includes motion sensors,
sound sensors, and many other types of
equipment so we can perform data acquisition
using computers. This allows you to gain
experience with very high-quality laboratory
work. In addition, in our small classes, you’ll
receive individualized attention from the faculty.
We hope to see you soon!

- Madhuri Bapat, Physics Department

Physics Student Experience

A Measured Approach

“Rocketry seemed like it would be a hard class, but I decided that it would be worth it. It turned out to be a really rewarding experience to design, build, and launch your own rocket, made from scratch. I also enjoyed taking physics with Mrs. Bapat. Her class was challenging, but so much fun. Looking back, it was definitely worth my time taking it. If anyone is considering taking physics, GO FOR IT!” - Dominic Sacchetti

“I enjoyed taking physics because you get a lot of hands-on experience and you get to work in groups. The labs help me understand why things happen the way they do.” - Staci Rogers

“I took Physical Concepts from Madhuri Bapat. She used a lot of great visual examples of how we can see the works of physics in our everyday life. Without physics we wouldn’t have anything. It’s not magic, it’s physics!” - Jeffrey Young

Physics Transfer and Careers

Your Physics Future in Motion

Use your EAC physics education as a foundation to study physics, chemistry, or mathematics at a university. To become a physicist, you’ll need at least a master’s degree.

Physicists explore and identify basic principles and laws governing the motion, energy, structure, and interactions of matter. Some study theoretical areas, such as the nature of time and the origin of the universe. Others apply their knowledge to practical areas, such as the development of advanced materials, electronic and optical devices, and medical equipment.



The average salary for a physicist is $106,390

Physics Curriculum

Your Space-time at EAC

Physics (AS)
This Associate of Science degree will meet the requirements of the first two years of a four-year program in physics or related fields (physical chemistry, applied mathematics, geophysics, biological physics, pre-medical science, scientific journalism, etc.). With your associate degree from EAC, you can transfer in as a junior. Please consult the official transfer guide to tailor your curriculum, since degree requirements differ between universities.

You should enter this curriculum having completed two years of algebra and one year each of chemistry and physics in high school or the equivalent college courses.

Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan

Physics - Contact Us

Attracted to Our Program?

Please call or email us to find out
more about the Physics program
at EAC. We’re happy to
answer your questions.


Madhuri Bapat
Physics Department
(928) 428-8361

Contact our Admissions Office for
info on college admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid or to
schedule a campus visit.


Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272