Bachelor's Degree Program
As a physics major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll have opportunities for research and hands-on learning you won’t find anywhere else on Earth.
Participate in projects at the largest land-based rocket research range in the world. Observe and research the aurora, or take part in numerous other scientific research activities through our world-renowned Geophysical Institute. Learn from and work alongside some of the world’s top research scientists. As a physics major at UAF, you’ll have real opportunities to contribute and guaranteed research experience.
With concentrations in computational physics, applied physics, atmospheric physics and technical management, this flexible bachelor’s program allows you to tailor a course of study based on your interests and career goals. If you’re interested in becoming a high school teacher, we also offer a learning assistant program.
What Is Physics?
Physics is the study of matter and energy, and how they interact. It explores fundamental questions such as how did the universe begin and what are the basic building blocks of matter. Together with mathematics and chemistry, physics provides the foundation for work in all fields of the physical sciences and engineering, and is a key contributor to other disciplines such as the biosciences and medicine.
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Why Study Physics at UAF?
UAF is one of the top research universities in the nation. We are America's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution. We are also home to the Geophysical Institute, and the Poker Flat Research Range — the largest land-based rocket research range in the world and the only high-latitude rocket range in the country. Here are more reasons to earn your degree in physics at UAF.
What Can You Do With a Physics Degree?
Earning your bachelor’s degree in physics will prepare you for a variety of career and graduate study opportunities. Our students have gone on to top graduate programs such as Perimeter Institute, Dartmouth College and many others. Others go on to find jobs in scientific programming, software development, research and development, military service and more.
Physics Degree Requirements
The bachelor’s degree in physics provides a solid foundation in classical and modern physics, with emphasis on both its experimental and theoretical aspects. A computational physics course is integrated in the curriculum and the program offers a wide variety of advanced one credit modules ranging from biophysics to space physics.
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