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Program Type: Undergraduate

Minor Requirements: View Requirements

Department: Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Arts in physics degree provides students interested in physics with the opportunity to take courses at the core of physics while providing them the flexibility to pursue courses from other academic disciplines.  The BA in physics is highly appropriate for those students who wish to pursue a dual major with a second major in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or education. 

The Bachelor of Science in Physics is a multipurpose program, designed for students who (1) intend to work in a science- or engineering-based company upon graduation, (2) plan to study physics in graduate school, and (3) pursue engineering or other scientific fields at the graduate level.  Graduates with a BS in physics are known for their good problem-solving skills, and regularly find careers in industry, government, and education.  Recent NKU graduates have worked for companies in telecommunication, manufacturing, engineering, and product research. About one third of NKU graduates continue to graduate school where they have specialized in a range of specialized research fields, including astrophysics, elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, atomic physics, molecular physics, optics, plasma physics, biophysics, chemical physics, condensed matter physics, and low temperature physics.

Program Contacts

Dr. Matthew Zacate
Professor, Physics Program Director

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