Bachelor of Arts in Physics

Students obtaining the bachelor of artsĀ (B.A.) degree generally use physics as a background for study in other fields which may include graduate studies in biotechnology, medicine, geophysics, aerospace, nanoscale technologies, patent law and various aspects of the financial sector.

The B.A. program is intended to meet the needs of several kinds of students:

  • Those desiring to major in physics who have transferred to Wayne State after one or two years at a community college, but whose background in physics and mathematics does not complement the content, level, or scheduling or remaining course requirements well enough to permit completion of the bachelor of science degree curriculum in a reasonable time
  • Students who wish to pursue a general course of education in the sciences with physics as an area of concentration
  • Once undecided students who decide relatively late in their college careers that they wish to major in physics

Students who elect to complete a B.A. in physics or other science programs are also eligible for graduate work in physics.

Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.