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Applied Physics

"Brevard College was such an eye-opening experience for me. I was able to meet many different people and experience new cultures and ways of life." -Toni, Brevard College Graduate.



The Applied Physics major is designed to provide the tools and experiences that are especially valuable for moving into engineering, graduate school, or directly into the industry after graduation.

Related Programs

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • Health Science

With a Physics degree, you can:

  • Prepare for engineering or physics graduate school.
  • Enter the financial sector with sharp data analysis skills.
  • Join government labs to conduct research in physics, biology, chemistry, math, or astronomy.
  • Work in government offices dedicated to policy research.
  • Work with technology companies.
  • Using the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute 12-meter radio telescope to map the Milky Way.
  • Building simple circuits, such as a magnetic field sensor.
  • Study cosmic rays.
  • Learning data analysis techniques with scientific software packages.
  • Visit Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

As an Applied Physics major, you will receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Physics. You can pair your Applied Physics degree with a Teacher Licensure.

You will have the opportunity to choose a concentration in Chemistry or Astronomy areas.

Minors in Physics & Astronomy are also available.

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Brevard College proudly maintains a partnership with the nearby Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI).