Online Bachelor of Science in Physics
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in physics offers a rigorous science-oriented course of study over a broad range of physical phenomena. This program requires a firm grasp of mathematics and is ideal for those interested in teaching science at the secondary level, looking to do research or advancing to PhD level.
Next start date: 03/13/2023
Total classes: 43
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Why study physics at ASU Online?
ASU is the first university to offer an online bachelor’s in physics with advanced laboratory coursework, which is vital for developing experimental skills. Our upper-division laboratory courses are designed to offer the same challenges that in-person students confront. You’ll have the opportunity to work with electronic kits at home and interact with simulated experiments online, handling equipment alignment protocols and noisy data.
Additionally, earning a physics degree online is a great way to set yourself apart from the competition and gain employment in a sought-after field. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, most entry-level physicist jobs require a bachelor’s degree in physics and, as of 2020, make a median salary of $128,950 per year, which is much higher than the median salary for all workers.
What will I learn in this bachelor’s in physics program?
In this program, you’ll learn about the fundamental concepts of matter and its various states, as well as the various forms that energy can take, which are foundational to most branches of sciences. Other skills you’ll gain in this program include:
- Experimental analysis.
- Problem solving.
- Quantitative reasoning.
You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in faculty-led research projects.
Online bachelor’s in physics program courses
To graduate from this program, you must complete 20 core math and physics courses and 12 electives. Courses include:
PHY 334: Advanced Laboratory I (L)
PHY 333: Electronic Circuits and Measurements
PHY 465: Advanced Laboratory II
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
PHY 315: Quantum Physics II
What jobs can I get after earning a physics degree online?
Upon graduating from this undergraduate program, you’ll be prepared to enroll in a graduate program or succeed in a wide range of science-related careers. Please note: Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or research-based careers. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Online bachelor’s in physics admission requirements
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).
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