Physics

Arts and Sciences Degree/A.A.

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 B.A. or B. S. Degree 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.

Career Opportunities: Career paths for physicists may include secondary education, patent law, forensics, health physics, environmental engineering, journalism, government policy, and business management.

Requirements for Graduation

In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Arts and Sciences with a major in Physics, a student must complete a minimum of 65 credit-hours of required and elective course work.

Click here to view the recommended Two-Year Sequence Advisement Sheet pdf