Physics studies the basic forces of nature, including such topics as mechanics, heat, electricity, magnetism, optics and atomic physics. Students may take courses to prepare for a physics major, to fulfill general education requirements, and to meet prerequisites for related courses and programs, including engineering, science and computer science majors.
Career options include teaching, research for government and private industry and engineering.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Chris Metzler
Office: San Elijo, Room 403
P 760.944.4449 x7738

Interim Dean: Mike Fino
Office: Oceanside, Room 3610
P 760.795.6809

Department: Physical Science

Kathy Thiele
Office: Building 3600
P 760.795.6874

Full-Time Faculty

Jonathan Cole
Office: Oceanside, Room 4507          
P 760.757.2121 x6390
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Erika Peters
Office: San Elijo, Room 604          
P 760.757.2121 x7740

Rica French
Office: Oceanside, Room 4512
P 760.757.2121 x6506
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Instructional Associate

Larry Hernandez
Office: Oceanside, Room 4527
P 760.757.2121 x6329

Collin Harrison
Office: San Elijo, Room 502A
P 760.944.4449 x7707

Associate Faculty

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