Online Bachelor of Arts in Physics
The Bachelor of Arts in physics offers a science-oriented liberal education on a broad range of physical phenomena. In this bachelor’s in physics, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts of matter and energy, which are foundational to most branches of science. This online physics degree is great for teachers looking to teach advanced physics in high school and students seeking careers in physical sciences, IT and engineering.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 41
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Can I earn a physics degree online?
Yes. As a student in the online physics degree 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 its in-person counterpart. 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.
Additionally, this online bachelor’s in physics 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.
What’s the difference between a BA and BS in physics?
Both bachelor’s in physics programs provide a solid foundation in physical science and mathematics. However, the BS in physics is ideal for those looking to pursue graduate studies in physics, science or engineering, whereas the BA in physics doesn’t require additional schooling.
What can I do with a BA in physics?
In the bachelor’s in physics program, you’ll gain a solid grounding in the basics of physics with introductory courses in:
In this online physics degree, you’ll study a wide range of topics, including programming in the Python programming language, the fundamentals of procedural and object-oriented programming in Python, differential equations, linear equations, vectors and matrices. Courses include:
PHY 201: Mathematical Methods in Physics I (CS)
PHY 202: Programming for Physicists
PHY 302: Mathematical Methods in Physics II
PHY 310: Classical Particles, Fields, and Matter I
PHY 311: Classical Particles, Fields, and Matter II
PHY 314: Quantum Physics I
What can you do with a BA in physics?
In this online physics degree, you’ll gain transferable skills in experimental analysis, mathematics and problem-solving. Upon graduating, you’ll be well-equipped for a wide variety of careers, including, but not limited to:
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Earn your physics degree online from one of the largest colleges in ASU
ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.