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In ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics, we marvel at God’s handiwork in the laws of the universe, and seek to understand and apply those principles to solve big problems while improving the lives of people around the world.
BS in Physics Degree Details
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
Engineering Science Technology (PHYS-PHET)
Engineering Physics (PHYS-PHYN)
Computational Physics (PHYS-PHYC)
Medical Physics (PHYS-PHYM)
Total Required: 128 credit hours*
University Requirements: 56 credit hours
Major Requirements: 33-70 credit hours (Choice of 5 tracks)
*Based on track selection
Electives: 2-39 credit hours
Electricity and Magnetism
Engineering and Physics
Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
- 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