The physics department at BC enrolls roughly 950 students each year in entry level courses. This puts us in a three way tie for second place state wide. The two other Physics programs being: Washington State University, and Western Washington University. (of course the leading institution is the university of Washington). Of these schools, only UW, WSU and Bellevue College offer every calculus based course every term so that you may matriculate without delay no matter which term is your entry point.
What is Physics?
Science is built up with facts as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house. Henri Poincaré Physics is the study of the interactions between physical systems. The physicist attempts to describe the interaction with the most fundamental and general ...more about What is Physics?
Programs & Offerings
Not all physics courses are offered every quarter. As you plan your degree path, check to see when the courses you need will be offered. That way you can juggle your schedule accordingly. Physics courses are offered as shown in the table below: The physics Department offers courses that support these BC programs: Physical Sciences ...more about Programs & Offerings
Physics Laboratory Facilities The Physics Department is located in B223. Our newly designed labs include B224, B226, B227 and B229. The department also has lab rooms B139 and B121. Each room is equipped with appropriate laboratory equipment, computers for data collection and analysis, and multimedia support equipment for lectures. The Apple Lab supports many of ...more about Teaching Facilities
Labs by Course
One Quarter Lab Courses: P104, P105, P109 Physics 104: The interaction of Light with objects. Light and Plane Surfaces; Reflection and Refraction Light and Curved Surfaces; Mirrors and Lenses Electric Circuits Flow and Electric Current Pressure and Voltage Motion Studies; Steady Motion Changing Motion Motion Representations Force Physics 105: The behavior of Light. The interaction ...more about Labs by Course
Club Phys is sponsored by the physics department as an open study room where students can meet other students taking physics classes. There is frequently tutorial help available. Check for signs posted in the physics labs for the Club Phys Schedule each quarter. The Science Study Center is sponsored by the Science Division as an ...more about Physics Club
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