Physics (BS)
Accelerated Program

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.

Degree Offered

Physics (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

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:

  • astronomy
  • engineering
  • medicine
  • physics

The other half go directly into employment in areas such as:

  • business
  • education
  • engineering
  • materials science

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
Astronomers2.8%$105,410
Clinical Research Coordinators 3.3%$120,050
Computer Hardware Engineers3.1%$108,430
Computer and Information Research Scientists10.7%$108,360
Nanosystems Engineers 4%$94,240
Nuclear Engineers -4%$100,470
Physicists7.9%$109,600
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 15%$80,720
Biochemists and Biophysicists8.2%$84,940
Software Developers, Systems Software 13%$102,880
Software Developers, Applications 18.8%$95,510

* 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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