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. 


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(June 16, 2016) – Alexis Fields, a Biochemistry major at Armstrong State University, has been named a 2016-2017 Scholar by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific professional society dedicated to advancing chemistry, supporting diversity and encouraging future chemists. Fields is one of only 130 students selected from across the United States for this prestigious honor.

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(June 7, 2016) – Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence located at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., on June 2 to share resources and help develop a cyber-trained workforce through education, innovation research and outreach.

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