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Physics Major

Study Physics at Azusa Pacific University

We'll equip you with skills valued by employers across career industries like problem-solving, math, and more. You’ll apply your proficiency of classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and optics in internship opportunities at prestigious placements like NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Northrop Grumman. We’ll prepare you for careers in teaching, engineering, research, or advanced studies as dive into faculty-led research and 

Program at a Glance

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers diverse well-rounded degree programs to prepare critical thinkers to make a difference in the world for Christ.

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  • February 23, 2024

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  • March 14-15, 2024

Application Deadline

Early Action (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Units
61-68

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus)

 

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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Learn to apply conceptual analysis and math skills in real-world scenarios.
  • Engage in faculty-led research projects during the academic year.
  • Explore internship opportunities at prestigious locations.
  • Prepare for roles in space exploration, materials science, and more.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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Oganes Khatchikian ’20 is a physics major at Azusa Pacific University. His experiences conducting research and learning from APU science professors led to a fellowship opportunity this summer at Caltech.

Program Details

The physics major equips graduates to teach physics, work in industrial or government engineering or research, or pursue graduate studies in physics or in a variety of related disciplines. Some specific career options include work in materials science, space exploration, aerospace, technical instrumentation, fundamental research, and the computer industry. A physics major is also an excellent foundation for further studies in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields such as medical physics, engineering, meteorology, hydrology, geophysics, or economics.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Although a private college education may seem out of reach for many, recent research from Kiplinger reveals that the actual value of some private universities may prove this assumption wrong. In 2010, Kiplinger selected Azusa Pacific University for its Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges rankings. Read more about APU’s ranking in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.

APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:


Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

Sándor Volkán-Kacsó

Sándor Volkán-Kacsó

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Bradley McCoy

Bradley McCoy

Chair and Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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Cultivating STEM Leaders Through Research as an R2 Institution

APU recently announced a $2 million investment in state-of-the-art equipment which will enable faculty and students to conduct cutting edge research, further bolstering APU’s status as the only CCCU institution to receive the prestigious Carnegie R2 designation.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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