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Bachelor's Degree in Physics Education

Are you ready to pursue a career in physics, engineering, mathematics, or a related field? If so, UC’s physics program is a great place to start – especially if you have a passion for teaching. Our faculty members are committed to helping you achieve your goal to become a successful physics teacher. They’ll teach you to cultivate critical-thinking skills, apply physical principles, develop skills in experimental physics, and extend your mathematical prowess.

And, as a physics student, you’ll have access to high-quality equipment for problem-solving, computation, and data acquisition, as well as a math tutoring lab and physics laboratories for introductory and advanced levels. You’ll also participate in and lead experiments ranging from the traditional “inclined plane” to sophisticated computer data acquisition systems. But don’t just take our word for it. The success of the physics education program at Cumberlands is evident in the numerous alumni who have pursued advanced degrees in physics, statistics, or engineering, as well as our alumni who have directly entered the workforce.


Physics teachers have a passion for physics and a desire to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of students. At UC, we encourage students to combine physics with either mathematics or chemistry in order to increase their career prospects.  After completion of this physics education degree, you can pursue a career as a: 

  • Physics teacher (9-12)
  • Physicist
  • Post-secondary physics professor
  • Natural sciences manager

If you want to learn more about careers in physics education, The Physics Career Resource for the American Physical Society outlines some additional career opportunities for your consideration.


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

Physics is a doorway to a broad range of science engineering and technology careers. Fill out the form on this page and see how UC can help you discover your untapped potential. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more!  

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