Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster, Online
You can earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree with Physics designation at FRCC and transfer as a junior to Colorado public four-year schools.
Multiple Career Paths
A degree in Physics opens the door to careers in many areas, such as:
- Medical Instrumentation Development
- Alternative Energy Research/Development
- Weather Forecasting
See Physics Degree and Course Information
With this degree you can enter as a junior majoring in Physics at the following four-year schools:
- Colorado Mesa University
- Colorado State University-Fort Collins
- Colorado State University-Pueblo
- Fort Lewis College
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- University of Colorado-Boulder
- University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
- University of Colorado-Denver
- University of Northern Colorado
Be sure to talk with an advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree on time with the classes you need.
Paid Internship Opportunity
Geo-Launchpad is a paid summer research internship open to all community college students. It is dedicated to increasing the diversity of students in the geosciences, and develops research-ready skills for a career path in science, engineering, or technology. This eight week program takes place at UNAVCO located in Boulder, CO from early June to late July. If needed, housing and a bus pass are provided to those who are accepted. Learn more.
Where to start your college education is big decision. There are many reasons to start your education at FRCC.
An A.A. or A.S. degree from FRCC will transfer to all public four-year colleges and universities in Colorado to fulfill most, if not all, general education requirements for Bachelor’s degrees. FRCC offers more than 125 courses in 34 subject areas approved for guaranteed transfer.
Our annual tuition and fees are 56 percent less than the average tuition and fees at Colorado's public four-year schools in the Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins metro areas. Completing two years of college at FRCC would save you more than $10,000! See current tuition rates.
We’ve got great teachers. They come to us with great passion for what they do. They make classroom subjects real and exciting.
At FRCC you won't be lost in the crowd. Our average class size is less than 20 students. You can expect to learn a lot and have a great time doing it in small classes where you get lots of personal interaction.
Our courses transfer to four-year colleges because the coursework is the same. You will be taking the same classes as a student in the same major at a four-year school, but within a much smaller class size with direct interaction with your instructor.
We have four convenient locations where classes are offered: Boulder County Campus in Longmont, Larimer Campus in Fort Collins, Westminster Campus and Brighton Center. We also offer more than 350 classes online so you can complete courses on your own schedule.