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.
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Earn your physics degree online

In one of the few online physics bachelor’s degree programs in the nation , you’ll gain a solid grounding in the basics of physics, with introductory courses in mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, wave optics and modern physics. The online degree in undergraduate-level physics mirrors the on-campus program, with the same rigorous instruction in high-quality online courses.

What can I do with a BA in physics?

The BA in physics is a great path for teachers who wish to teach advanced physics in high school, students seeking a career in laboratory assistant positions in the physical sciences, and IT and engineering careers. Graduates of this online physics degree can obtain jobs in bionics, photonics, audio engineering, software engineering and pharmaceuticals. Students intending to pursue graduate studies in physics will need additional upper division physics coursework depending on the graduate programs they intend to apply.

Can I get a physics degree online?

Yes! As a student in the BA in physics program, you’ll have the opportunity to emulate experimental conditions on your computer screen in an advanced lab course with the same alignment protocols and experimental limitations as the in-person course. There’s also an online version of the electronics lab, where you can purchase an inexpensive kit to perform sophisticated electronics experiments with the help of your computer. The online program has an elective course on modern physics that covers special relativity and a broad overview of quantum mechanics as well as a one-credit course in Python Programming.

BA versus BS degrees in physics

The BA in physics is a flexible option for students who are interested in a liberal arts degree with a broad knowledge of physics. A BS in physics is for students seeking additional knowledge of physics from the perspective of intensive mathematics and science programs, and who are seeking a graduate program in engineering, mathematics or physics. Graduates of the BA in physics who wish to go on to graduate school may have to take additional courses to be eligible for certain math or physics related programs.

Earn your physics degree online from one of the largest colleges in ASU

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU takes an in-depth approach to degrees and a transdisciplinary look at learning. The College has several accolades, including:

  • 25,500+ currently enrolled students.
  • $140 million in research expenditures.
  • 23 interdisciplinary schools and departments.
  • Largest and most diverse academic unit at Arizona State University.
  • Top 20 for humanities research, according to the National Science Foundation.


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What can you do with a BA in physics?

Graduates from this online physics degree have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:


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