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Why Take Physics?

Physics offers courses that prepare students for careers in biological sciences, physical sciences, and engineering fields.

We are offering Physics Classes for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020!

At Laney, we care about your health along with the health of our faculty and staff. Therefore Laney College, as well as the other three Peralta Colleges, will be offering classes this summer and fall, however due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and recent shelter-in-place restrictions in effect in the surrounding Bay Area counties, we will be offering online instruction only.

The summer 2020 schedule of classes is posted in Passport, or here (the searchable and downloadable pdf) – we will be offering Physics 10 – Introduction to Physics, and will be delivered 100% online.

For fall 2020, our courses will also be delivered 100% online, including the laboratory portion. See the current fall 2020 schedule in Passport, or here (the searchable and downloadable pdf).

Check out the Laney Student Guide (link here when available) for general information about online courses. Laney also has Online Student Services. We also encourage you to take some time in the Peralta Student Resources – the Modules view gives you a good overview of what’s there. This website includes some great Tips for Success for Online Learning.

Which Physics Course is Right for me?

General Physics (PHYS 3A/3B) is a two semester calculus based physics series designed for students majoring in the biological or medical sciences.

General Physics with Calculus (PHYS 4A/4B/4C) is a three semester calculus based physics series designed for students majoring in engineering and the physical sciences.

Introduction to Physics (PHYS 10) is a one semester course that provides a broad overview of all the topics of physics and emphasizes conceptual understanding.

Descriptive Astronomy (ASTR 10) is a one semester course that provides a broad overview of all the topics of astronomy and emphasizes conceptual understanding. (click here for the Astronomy homepage)