Putting Life
Into Motion


The 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.

Physics students also have access to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) near campus. This 200 acre facility once served as a NASA tracking station and Department of Defense facility.


Acre Campus

At the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) for student research and exploration


Related Programs

  • Full-Tuition Scholarship

  • Mathematics

  • Honors Program

  • Computer Science

  • Data Analytics

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.

Physics Faculty