Why study physics at Motlow?
Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science.
Physics challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, and it leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers, that lead to technologies which change our lives—from healing joints, to curing cancer, to developing sustainable energy solutions.
Learn the laws of motion, energy, machines and the universe. From quarks to super clusters, we will help you gain the knowledge to pursue a STEM-related career. The goal of physics is to understand how things work from first principles.
Physicists are problem solvers. Their analytical skills make physicists versatile and adaptable so they work in interesting places.
Our program will improve your communication, writing, research and critical-thinking skills. Studying physics strengthens quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills that are valuable in areas beyond physics.
The University Parallel degree with an emphasis in Physics prepares you for transfer to a university and is a Tennessee Transfer Pathways. Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities, to complete your bachelor’s degree.