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Applied Physics

As an Applied Physics student you will engage in a solid core of courses in Physics and Mathematics, followed by a concentration of coursework in Chemistry, Geology, or Biomedical areas.

The Applied Physics major is designed to provide the tools and experiences that are especially valuable for moving right into engineering or physics graduate school or directly into industry after graduation. The fundamentals and techniques learned also provide an excellent foundation for graduate work in other science disciplines from medicine to astronomy.

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Related Programs:

  • Chemistry

  • Physics & Astronomy

  • Astronomy

  • Geology

what you'll experience in the physics program:

  • 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.

majors, minors, and concentrations:

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, Geology, Astronomy, or Biomedical areas.

Minors in Physics & Astronomy and General Science are also available.

Career Opportunities:

As a graduate from the Applied Physics Program, you can go on to:

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


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