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Available ASU Online Physics Degrees

Physics Bachelor of Arts

This online physics degree offers a science-oriented liberal education on a broad range of physical phenomena. You’ll learn the fundamental concepts of matter and energy, which are foundational to most branches of science.

The BA degree is a great option for students who are pursuing a BA already or those who would like to teach secondary education.  

Second Language

Students are required to take a second language for the BA degree. Learn how to complete the language requirement by visiting The College Second Language Proficiency Requirement site. 

Take a language placement exam to determine which course is right for you:

French Placement  German Placement  Italian Placement Spanish Placement 

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Physics Bachelor of Science 

The physics BS degree is best suited for students who wish to pursue a graduate program in physics or careers in which knowledge of advanced classical and quantum mechanics is required. With the right preparation you'll have opportunities in higher education, research, engineering, finance, patent law, secondary education, and beyond. 

Science and Society

Students must complete this college requirement for the BS. To complete the requirement 6 credits must be taken, 3 of which need to be upper division (300-499).

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Biophysics Bachelor of Science*

The biophysics BS degree was designed for students that wish to understand biological systems using the methods and theories of physics. This program is suited for students that want to pursue graduate study in a natural science or for those preparing for medical school.

Science and Society

Students must complete this college requirement for the BS. To complete the requirement 6 credits must be taken, 3 of which need to be upper division (300-499).

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*Some upper division PHY courses are still in development. Classes will begin to rollout Spring 2024 with the last course launching Spring 2025. 

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Undergraduate Research 

Not sure where to start? Students can begin their journey by enrolling in PHY 194: Foundations of Undergraduate Research.

 Learn more about PHY 194: Foundations of Undergraduate Research

Continue your experience in The College Online Undergraduate Research Scholars program. Learn more about how you can participate by visiting the OURS website

Looking for face-to-face opportunities? Conduct research in-person by completing a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Career Services 

With a degree in physics students have unlimited opportunities for employment. Have questions regarding what path you should take? Need advice on creating a resume? Want general career information? Sign-up for Handshake and schedule an appointment to speak with a career advisor. 

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