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. Students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in physics are advised to consider the BS in physics.

Degree Offered

Physics (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

Students graduating with a BA degree in physics may pursue such careers as:

  • health physicist
  • lawyer
  • medical doctor*
  • patent attorney
  • physical therapist
  • radiation physicist
  • research or lab assistant
  • science policy analyst
  • secondary science teacher
  • technology support analyst

*requires additional premedical coursework

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
Precision Agriculture Technicians 9.7%$48,090
Architectural and Engineering Managers 5.5%$137,720
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 12.1%$45,490
Natural Sciences Managers 9.9%$118,970
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 25.9%$97,870
Validation Engineers 6.4%$97,250

* 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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