Program Description

The Physics department offers a full range of physics coursework. The Physics Department offers a three semester calculus-based physics sequence (Physics 4A/4B/4C) that is designed for physics and engineering majors as well as other science majors. In addition, the Department offers an algebra-based physics sequence (Physics 2A/2B) which is appropriate for many science majors. We also offer Physics 10, Concepts in Physics, which provides a student the opportunity to explore the concepts of physics in an environment that requires minimal mathematics.


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Physics:

  • Physics (AS-T)

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Physics Faculty

Name Position Email
Lana Jordan Professor of Physics
Zaya Pourtarvirdi Professor of Physics & Astronomy