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Bachelor of Physics programs are designed to teach theoretical and practical aspects of physics. Professionals with Bachelor of Physics degrees often work in research, academia, engineering, science, and military, as well as information technology firms and consulting agencies.

Bachelor of Physics programs aim to give students the general fundamentals of physics as well as those of related disciplines such as mathematics. Throughout the various types of programs, a choice is offered between fundamental physics, applied teaching, bi-disciplinary or multidisciplinary studies. Since a Bachelor of Physics is geared towards research or academia, a practicum is usually obligatory in a laboratory or an academic setting. Additionally, Bachelor of Physics programs are often multidisciplinary allowing graduates to be more versatile and well-rounded, being prepared for work or post graduate education.

If you are scientifically and mathematically inclined, then a Bachelor of Physics may be the degree for you. Take a look through the programs below and learn more about the opportunities!

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21 Results in Physics

The State University of New York at Geneseo

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Geneseo provides an opportunity to learn and develop in an environment dedicated to excellence. ... [+]

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Geneseo provides an opportunity to learn and develop in an environment dedicated to excellence. Professional and personal relationships between faculty and students both in and out of the classroom and laboratory are cultivated through joint departmental governance, departmental colloquium presentations, trips to professional meetings and informal social events. The Department offers four-year programs in physics and applied physics, and a (five year) 3-2 program in physics and engineering is offered with ten different colleges. Upon graduation, all undergraduate physics majors receive either the B.A. or B.S. degree in physics. The physics program includes at least 12 courses in physics and four courses in mathematics, two in another lab science and one in computer science. ... [-]

USA Geneseo
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 years
Campus
High Point University

Our graduates do whatever they want to do! There is no single career path that they choose. With strong problem-solving skills and theoretical understanding, experience i ... [+]

Overview

Undergraduate research, public outreach, summer internships, publications, and R&D projects…there’s a lot going on in the Department of Physics at High Point University. We invite you to browse our website, blog, course materials, and photo galleries. But if you really want to know what we are about, we encourage you to come to campus and spend time with our faculty, our physics majors, and our alumni. We love to talk physics and astronomy, and we love to show you our results. So check out our annual reports.

2013-2014 Annual Report (79 MB, long download)

2014-2016 Annual Report (272 MB, long download)

What can I do with this major?

With strong problem-solving skills and theoretical understanding, experience in designing and carrying out experiments, and extensive application of computational modeling and computer programming, our graduates are prepared for a variety of careers and graduate programs in science that is as diverse as our students themselves.... [-]

USA High Point
September 2019
4 years
Campus
Hope College

As a physics major or minor, you’ll find that you’re able to contribute to our research programs right from the beginning. Even before you enroll as a physics student, th ... [+]

Join us in asking and exploring answers to the age-old question, “Why does it work?”

As a physics major or minor, you’ll find that you’re able to contribute to our research programs right from the beginning. Even before you enroll as a physics student, there are opportunities for you to start taking part in our research programs. Once you’re a student in our courses, we listen to what you want to learn, designing our elective options based on your interests.

Degree programs

With a degree in physics from Hope, you’ll create a strong foundation of skills and research-based inquiry that opens your options to a wide variety of careers and graduate classes.

No matter what degree program you choose, the physics department offers the chance to learn from a small, close-knit faculty who collaboratively conduct research together often. With us, you’ll create new knowledge in physics every time you step into a lab with your faculty supervisor. You have the prospect to choose your own electives and carve out a degree that fits what you want to learn.... [-]

USA Holland
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Bloomsburg University

With large laboratories and state of the art equipment, all of our programs feature extensive experiments and opportunities to participate in research and practical proje ... [+]

Overview

Bloomsburg University’s Department of Physics and Engineering Technology offers a hands-on approach to undergraduate programs in:

Physics Health Physics (Radiation Safety) Electronics Engineering Technology Secondary Education: Physics

We also offer a cooperative 3+2 engineering science program at Penn State University.

Research and Practical Projects

With large laboratories and state of the art equipment, all of our programs feature extensive experiments and opportunities to participate in research and practical projects. From designing “smart boxes” for tracking materials in hospitals to investigating quantum mechanical properties of atoms at temperatures near absolute zero, our students are active in cutting-edge research and design.... [-]

USA Bloomsburg
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Wabash College

The goal of the Wabash Physics Department is to provide our graduates with a solid understanding of the fundamental laws governing our universe and the ability to apply t ... [+]

Our students share the advantages of a large university while benefiting from the close personal interaction unique to a small college.

Our energetic faculty members are not only deeply committed to education in a liberal arts environment, but they are also actively engaged in significant research with major universities and national laboratories.

The goal of the Wabash Physics Department is to provide our graduates with a solid understanding of the fundamental laws governing our universe and the ability to apply these laws to real-world problems.

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to give our students a solid foundation for understanding Physics' laws and how they were uncovered. The language that best expresses these laws is mathematical, so there are a significant number of mathematics courses which serve as prerequisites for our courses. However, since physics describes the real world, our curriculum also incorporates a significant laboratory component.... [-]

USA Crawfordsville
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Greenville University

Physics as a discipline is central to all the natural sciences. Its applications are evident in all the technological advances in our present-day society. ... [+]

Physics as a discipline is central to all the natural sciences. Its applications are evident in all the technological advances in our present-day society.

Students will find our physics major excellent preparation for graduate school or for certification in teaching at the mid-school and secondary levels.

Physics is a natural science that strives to accurately explain matter and energy at a very fundamental level. Mathematics is the primary language used in the field to communicate concepts that qualitatively and quantitatively describe natural phenomena, which is not only responsible for physical but also chemical and biological processes.

Physics is strictly an experimental science, which means that ideas come solely from experimentation and observation. Physics Majors at GC will honor the boundaries of physics, but also be encouraged to step outside and appreciate and acknowledge God's handiwork.... [-]

USA Greenville
August 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

The study of physics includes fundamental principles that describe the behavior of the physical elements of life on earth—from mechanics, waves, electricity, and magnetis ... [+]

Physics Major/Minor

The study of physics includes fundamental principles that describe the behavior of the physical elements of life on earth—from mechanics, waves, electricity, and magnetism to atomic and nuclear physics.

The physics department endeavors to help students see the impact of scientific thought, methods, and discoveries on contemporary society. Through a strong emphasis on laboratory work, students develop the ability to interpret phenomena in light of existing theories.

Career Options

Graduates with a degree in physics may go on to careers in the fields of physics, astronomy, meteorology, the health sciences, law, or teaching.

High School Preparation ... [-]
USA Winona
August 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus
Carleton University Undergraduate

First-year science students are encouraged to enroll in our unique seminar course, Seminar in Science, designed specifically to introduce you to the latest scientific iss ... [+]

Program Summary

Experimenting is a key component of learning science at Carleton. In the first year, your classes will typically have a lecture and a lab or tutorial component. Each lab will take three hours per week, so if you choose three of these lab courses, you could have nine hours of hands-on experimentation every week.

Our labs, tutorials, field courses and seminars are conducted in small classes, resulting in plenty of personalized interactions with professors, lab supervisors and fellow students.

First-year science students are encouraged to enroll in our unique seminar course, Seminar in Science, designed specifically to introduce you to the latest scientific issues and to help you develop the kind of communication, analytical thinking and research skills you will need for your science studies and your career.... [-]

Canada Ottawa
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Wisconsin La Crosse

The Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is one of the largest undergraduate physics programs in Wisconsin and is well-known for offering quality e ... [+]

The Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is one of the largest undergraduate physics programs in Wisconsin and is well-known for offering quality education, placing its graduates in successful career paths, and attracting national recognition for its successful efforts.

The diverse nature of the U.W.L. physics program makes our graduates highly sought after in modern industries where physics and engineering are applied.

In addition, many U.W.L. physics graduates are accepted into top graduate degree programs where they can pursue a master’s or doctoral degree. In addition to our unique programs, the department also stands out in its emphasis on involving its physics majors in undergraduate research. This engages students to work closely with individual members of the faculty, providing hands-on learning opportunities which are very different from the traditional classroom experience.... [-]

USA La Crosse
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Educoway

Are you interested in the theories of the origin of the universe or what are the smallest particles of matter? Do you want to know how physicists build reactors to cure c ... [+]

Are you interested in the theories of the origin of the universe or what are the smallest particles of matter? Do you want to know how physicists build reactors to cure cancer or project quantum computers? Then this program is for you

Program description

How does the world work? What applications do the laws of physics have? The program of the Degree in Physics in the Netherlands will be the beginning of the search for these answers. Physics is considered a "hard science": it deals with accurate and pure measurements. But it is the beauty of the universe (or the universes!) That describes what causes men and women throughout the generations to devote themselves to the study and application of these laws.... [-]

Netherlands Eindhoven
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Groningen

How does nature works and how can we use it? By making models and formulating natural laws, we can describe and predict the natural world. It leads to experimental resear ... [+]

How does nature works and how can we use it? By making models and formulating natural laws, we can describe and predict the natural world. It leads to experimental research and practical applications. The Bachelor of Physics at the University of Groningen teaches you all you need to know about physics and the natural world.

Physics is a 'hard' science: it is concerned with hard figures, precise and pure measurements. These are used to produce models and explain natural phenomena. The Bachelor's programme in Physics lasts three years. During your 1st year, you will study basic subjects such as linear algebra and relativity. You will also take practical courses. After this year, you can choose between three specializations:... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Bucharest

Graduate in Physics ... [+]

Technological Physics

Medical Physics

Biophysics

Computer Science

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Romania Bucharest
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Bilkent University

The curriculum of the Department of Physics provides a thorough background in the basics of physics and also features advanced elective courses, with the purpose of enabl ... [+]

The curriculum of the Department of Physics provides a thorough background in the basics of physics and also features advanced elective courses, with the purpose of enabling students to undertake advanced and original research in modern physics and its high technology applications. Research is conducted in fields such as optoelectronics, nanoscience, materials science, semiconductor devices, ultrafast optics, and statistical mechanics, and forms an integral part of student education. Areas of faculty research and publishing include electron tunneling and atomic force microscopy and quantum conductance and electrons in low dimensionalities. Research takes place in a cleanroom laboratory environment and focuses on such topics of current interest as the physics of microelectronics and optoelectronic devices, photonic crystals, and surface physics in atomic resolution.... [-]

Turkey Ankara
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Universidad EIA

Physics is a science that helps us understand how the universe expands, what are black holes, how GPS and cell phones work, how subatomic particles interact or how DNA is ... [+]

What is Physics?

Physics is a science that helps us understand how the universe expands, what are black holes, how GPS and cell phones work, how subatomic particles interact or how DNA is coiled inside a virus. In addition, it challenges the imagination with creativity, to find relationships and patterns between objects that are apparently unrelated.

Physics contributes directly to the development of science and the development of new technologies; With a single equation we can describe phenomena as different as sound and light, or movements as different as the fall of an apple and the orbits of the planets.

Why study Physics?To develop scientific and technological solution... [-]
Colombia Envigado
January 2020
9 semesters
Campus
Hardin-Simmons University

The department offers the student the opportunity of gaining a broad-based foundation in the respective chemistry disciplines. The department provides training in the app ... [+]

The department offers the student the opportunity of gaining a broad-based foundation in the respective chemistry disciplines. The department provides training in the application of chemical and physical principles to other fields and introduces the liberal arts student to a basic understanding of chemistry and physics. This course of study is designed to prepare the student for teaching, industrial work, and graduate education.

Courses

CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

1101 Essentials of Chemistry I Lab (1-0-3) [#] Laboratory course providing an introduction to inorganic chemistry emphasizing chemical reactions, solution chemistry, gas laws and acid-base chemistry. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or successful completion of CHEM 1301 is required.... [-]

USA Abilene
September 2019
Full-time
Campus