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- Major Name: Physics
- Degree Program: Arts and Sciences
- Degree Designation: AA/AS
- College / School: STEM
A bachelor’s degree in physics is intended for students seeking professional positions in industry, education, and government. The associate degree program provides the first two years of undergraduate study for students planning to pursue a BA or BS at West Virginia University or other comparable institutions. If pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree, six credit hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level are required. If pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, a foreign language is not required.
In order to earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in Arts and Sciences with a major in Physics, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of required and elective course work.
Career paths for physicists may include secondary education, patent law, forensics, health physics, environmental engineering, journalism, government policy and business management.