The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree is designed to prepare student for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Physics. Physics is the study of why and how the world we live in behaves the way it does. Using theories and laws based upon observation and testing, physics considers and describes the behavior of our everyday world including motion, forces, mechanical and thermal energy, waves, electricity and magnetism, and light. Physics majors typically receive at least a Bachelor's degree and are prepared for many jobs in government and industry as well as being prepared to pursue graduate education in many fields of science and engineering. The AS-T in Physics does not include some important lower-division classes that are required for a Bachelor's degree in Physics. Students taking courses at Gavilan who are preparing to transfer should take additional courses at Gavilan that are part of the lowerdivision preparation at CSU campuses so they are prepared to take upper-division major courses after transferring. Consult with the instructor or a counselor early in your first semester at Gavilan to ensure you will take all of the courses required for the major.