Are you interested in physics?
At ACU, we are here for you on your journey to success, and it starts with answering your questions. Let us connect you with the information you need to navigate your next steps.
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B.S. in Physics
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan. Explore the various tracks available with this major.
University Hours: 56
Major Hours: 33-70 (Choice of tracks)*
Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Find specific program information for each track at the “View Catalog” button.
Engineering Science Technology
Physics (General track)
High School Teacher Certification tracks:
Composite Science – Engineering and Physics
Physics and Mathematics
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Nuclear Physics
- Quantum Mechanics
- General Relativity
View the catalog for a complete listing of courses.
Yes! ACU offers a minor in this study. You can learn more about this minor by viewing the catalog or explore all of the minors available at the button below.
Consider the wide range of exciting careers available with a bachelor’s in Physics
See more below!
- Study Abroad in Leipzig, Germany
- Lab Instructors – students have the opportunity to assist in teaching physics labs including general physics, astronomy, optics and electronics.
- Society of Physics Students (SPS) – ACU’s chapter has received the outstanding chapter award for more than 10 years. Participating students are encouraged (and partially funded) to attend regional and professional meetings as well as conduct science outreach for schools across Texas.
- LEAP – Ladies of Engineering and Physics student group
- Service learning trips
Opportunities for hands-on research are available with ACU faculty on campus and at prestigious national labs. ACU students have participated in research at:
- Brookhaven National Lab, Long Island, New York
- Fermi National Lab, Batavia, Illinois
- Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico
- Max Planck Institute, Postsdam, Germany
- Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
- PNPI, St. Petersburg, Russia
- Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Jobs for physics graduates are as varied as they are exciting and challenging. You’ll have a wide range of possibilities, including:
- Nuclear physicist
- Technology director
- Forensic scientist
- Particle accelerator operations analyst