Skip to main content
A bachelor's in physics degree student looking at the inner workings of a machine.

Bachelor's Degree in Physics

If you have an interest in a successful career in physics, engineering, mathematics, or teaching high school physics, UC’s bachelor’s in physics degree program is for you. You’ll cultivate critical-thinking skills, apply physical principles, develop skills in experimental physics, and extend your math knowledge. As you develop these cognitive skills, you’ll also explore professional and ethical responsibilities to society.

We’re in your corner – we want you to succeed.  Each physics college course is taught by faculty committed to giving you the solid foundation  necessary to achieve your professional and personal goals. Our department provides access to high-quality equipment for problem-solving, computation, and data acquisition, a mathematics tutoring laboratory, and physics laboratories equipped to help students learn at both an introductory and advanced level.  As a physics undergraduate, you’ll perform experiments ranging from the traditional “inclined plane” to sophisticated computer data acquisition systems.

Careers in Physics?

Physicists are problem-solvers, and this goes well beyond a capacity for solving “word problems” in a textbook. As a physics degree holder, you have the ability to pursue a variety of exciting and rewarding careers that don’t necessarily have “physics” in the job title. From education to medicine to industry, whether you get a BS in physics or BA in physics, the variety of physics degree jobs open up to you as a physics major can include:

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

If you would like more information about careers in physics, 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. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Pursue any number of rewarding careers with a physics degree from UC. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more! Fill out the form on this page for more information.

Admissions Office

Contact Us

Phone:  606.539.4240
Toll-Free:  877.713.8767
Fax:  606.539.4303

Visit Us In Person

6178 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Career Path

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.