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  • The median annual salary for physicists is $147,450 per year. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

About the Program

Whether it's a bouncing ball or a rocket blasting through the atmosphere, literally all things move through space and time.Pursue a physics degree, and you'll study why and how it all happens and learn to solve problems in science and technology. Our goal is to put you on track for a successful career in engineering, computer and information systems, research, health care, or teaching.

To begin, you'll choose to study either general physics or a specific concentration to fit your goals. Then, we'll want you into the lab early and often, so you can contribute to top-level research. In fact, we want you to work with faculty, publish peer-reviewed papers, and even present your findings at national conferences. This aggressive approach has allowed our students to compete for spots at the nation's top graduate and medical schools and land prestigious jobs at world-renowned companies. Interested in teaching? Earn your certification to teach physics or general science alongside your major with UABTeach.


  • Advanced Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Biophysics

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This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

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If you are a current student and wish to change your major, be sure to speak with your current advisor(s). Find your advisor(s) listed on your student profile page when you log in to BlazerNET.

Then you can change your major on BlazerNET. Find more information here.

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