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Bachelor's Degree in Physics

If you have an interest in a successful career in physics, engineering, mathematics, teaching high school physics or related fields, UC’s physics 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. So our physics faculty is committed to giving you the solid foundation you need 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 both at the introductory and advanced levels. Your experiments range from the traditional “inclined plane” to sophisticated computer data acquisition systems.


Physicists are problem-solvers, and this goes well beyond just being able to solve a “word problem” from a textbook. As a degree holder in physics, 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. Some career opportunities 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. 


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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!

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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.