Physics (BA)

Physics is concerned with the nature, structure and interactions of matter and radiation. The BA program in physics provides a flexible and efficient option for students who are interested in a liberal arts degree with broad knowledge of physics. This degree program also is ideal for students seeking to complete two degrees, with physics as the second degree.

The program combines innovative learning methods with time-tested classroom and laboratory experiences for an education that is thorough in physics training and flexible enough to encourage interdisciplinary opportunities in areas such as chemistry, biology and materials science.

Degree Offered

Physics (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Location
Tempe, Online

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Career Outlook

Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics may pursue such careers as:

  • patent scientist
  • radiation physicist
  • research or lab assistant
  • science policy analyst
  • secondary science teacher
  • technology support analyst

Example Careers

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:


Career*growth*median salary
Computer Systems Analysts
Editors-1.4%$58,770
Natural Sciences Managers 9.9%$118,970
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Physical Therapists 28%$86,850
Technical Writers 11%$70,930

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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