Bachelor's Degree in Physics

Department of Physics

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Physics
Hours: 120


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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics will suit you if you are seeking employment in industrial, governmental or private organizations that require a strong scientific background or if you are seeking to continue your academic career in either graduate school or professional/medical school.

You'll graduate with a functional knowledge of physics, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to effectively use, discuss and write about the literature and trends of the discipline. Watch the faculty interview to learn more about physics and computer science degree programs at LU.

Why Study Physics at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics at Lamar University places a strong emphasis on physics and mathematics. You can tailor it for your needs whether you're preparing for graduate school or employment in a variety of fields.

Many students with B.S. degrees in Physics from Lamar University have been highly successful graduate students in physics at some of the best universities in the U.S. Others have succeeded as engineers, mathematicians, physicians, medical researchers, lawyers and teachers.

Career Paths

Perhaps you'll continue to graduate study, and if not, as a B.S. Physics graduate, you have access to many opportunities for employment in a variety of highly rewarding managerial and executive careers. The financial sector, for example, considers physics majors for entry-level positions in quantitative research and developing models for financial analysis.

In general, positions in computer programming will be given to physics majors if the programs being developed require technical knowledge in some area of physics. Medical physics is a large field that includes radiation safety officers and physicists who calculate radiation doses for cancer treatment and calibrate and test equipment for ultrasound, x-ray, magnetic resonance, and radioisotope imaging. 

Physicists also work in the manufacturing and marketing of medical diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, as well as in high-tech industries such as aerospace, telecommunications, semiconductors, computer manufacturing and nuclear energy. Government agencies involved in national security and research have a need for individuals with a physics background too. – Physics Today 

Primary Careers

Physicist, researcher, analyst, developer

Career Areas

  • Research
  • Medicine
  • Forensics
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Government agencies
  • Research and development companies
  • Energy and nuclear energy companies
  • Schools and universities
  • Research institutions
  • Manufacturing companies