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Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics

Engineering is applied science, and physics is the foremost of the sciences in most fields of engineering. As such, through our Bachelor’s in Applied Physics, University of the Cumberlands can give you the custom-fit education you want with the one-on-one level of attention you need to succeed.

With a formal agreement between UC and the University of Kentucky, as an applied physics degree major, you would attend UC for three years of courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer programming, and general education before transferring to the University of Kentucky to complete an approved set of engineering courses and general education courses. Completing your course work in applied physics and mathematics usually requires two or three semesters at UC, after which you’ll have earned a Bachelor’s in Applied Physics. Coupled with the 32 hours of approved course work at University of Kentucky, that’s two degrees in about five years.


As a degree holder in applied physics, you have the ability to pursue an engineering education and an engineering career. Some career options include:

  • Natural Science Manager
  • Physicist
  • Postsecondary Physics Teacher
  • Secondary School Physics Teacher (with appropriate certification)

If you would like more information about engineering-related careers and applied physics jobs you can explore with this degree, here are some helpful sites:


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


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Pursue any number of rewarding careers with an applied physics degree from University of the Cumberlands. To learn more about our applied physics program or any of our undergraduate degree programs, contact us today! Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more!

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.