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Physics is concerned with the nature, structure and interactions of matter and radiation. The BS degree program in physics provides students a solid foundation in physical science and mathematics, which is also appropriate for further graduate study in physics, other sciences or engineering programs.
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
The broad range of applicability of the principles of physics gives the physicist great flexibility in a choice of career or further education. About half of the graduates with a bachelor's degree in physics go on to graduate school in:
The other half go directly into employment in areas such as:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Computer Hardware Engineers||5.5%||$115,120|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||19.2%||$114,520|
|Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||10%||$87,340|
|Biochemists and Biophysicists||11.5%||$91,190|
|Software Developers, Systems Software||11.1%||$107,600|
|Software Developers, Applications||30.7%||$101,790|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).