Physics, the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy, encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. It explores motion, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism and the structure of atoms. This area also includes Astronomy courses.

Physics courses are for both science and non-science majors and are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix) PHYS.


Taking physics classes at Dallas College is an affordable way to get started on a path to a brighter future. Whether you’re taking classes to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal enrichment, our physics curriculum will give you the foundational skills you need.