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.

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Physics (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


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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

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