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Applied Physics BS

Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics

An intellectually challenging and broad-based academic experience, a baccalaureate degree in Applied Physics will help you become familiar with the study of matter in space and time, significantly improving your critical thinking and mathematical skills. By majoring in Applied Physics, you will gain a solid academic foundation in physics with an emphasis in engineering applications, such as electronics and computer interfacing. Nationally recognized chapters provide opportunities to form professional networks and valuable experiences in extracurricular activities. Within this degree, you can choose to enter either the robotics and mechatronics or health physics track. 

Industry Highlights

The median mid-career salary for physics majors is $101,000 per year.

- Payscale.com

Career Opportunities

  • Industrial Physics
  • Federal or State Governments
  • Military Branches
  • Healthcare
  • Education
     

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of many opportunities for internships in laboratories and industries, as well as the state-of-the-art science facility that is home to the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Our highly qualified and dedicated professors teach small classes in an excellent academic environment. 

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Paul Dunn on Sept. 22

(September, 18, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Paul Dunn, an assistant professor of biology. The lecture, "Change Can Kill: What Barnacles Can Teach Us About Dying Young," will explore the mystery of why so many living organisms die young, despite the clear disadvantage of doing so,using barnacles as model organisms. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Engineering Studies Professor Selected as Faculty Fellow for NASA Research Program

(May 22, 2017) – Armstrong State University Professor of Engineering Studies Cameron Coates, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Faculty Fellowship Program for the second consecutive year.

Read More Turtles Go Wild: TERPS Students Release Diamondback Terrapins on Tybee Island

(May 18, 2017) –Armstrong State University student members of the Terrapin Educational Research Program of Savannah (TERPS) recently gathered on Tybee Island to release 17 diamondback terrapins into the wild. The state-protected turtles hatched from eggs rescued on Highway 80 last summer.

Read More Savannah Christian Preparatory School Team Wins First Place at Engineering Design Challenge

(May 5, 2017) – Six Savannah Christian Preparatory School students took home the gold for Best Overall Design at this year’s Engineering Design Challenge (EDC), presented by Armstrong State University’s Engineering Studies Program on Saturday, April 29. The winning team, comprised of Camila Hilsaca, Carsen Christy, Blake Chance, Jay Bradley, Robby McCool and Cameron Shults, received a $500 cash prize.

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