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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, 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.

Typically, as an applied physics 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. This usually requires two or three semesters at UC, after which you’ll have earned a bachelor’s in Applied Physics. You can further obtain an engineering degree by completing the remaining requirements at UC. That’s two degrees in about five years.

What can I do with a Physics degree?

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 you can pursue with this degree, here are some helpful sites:

Pursue any number of rewarding careers with an applied physics degree from University of the Cumberlands!

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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.