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Physics, B.A./B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
California, MD, United States
The Physics program at California Lutheran University offers a strong foundation in classical and modern physics and in applied mathematics is crucial to the scientific inquiries of physics. You will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts and laws of physics and acquire familiarity with data acquisition and analysis instrumentation.
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Get practical experience

Majors of the Physics program at California Lutheran University often participate in summer undergraduate research programs as well as internships with local industries. The practical experience these opportunities provide is invaluable, and we will heavily encourage you to participate in them.

Do original research — then present it

As a senior, you will apply both theoretical and experimental approaches in your capstone course, which culminates in an original research paper. This research is then often presented at a national meeting. Past topics of student research have included fluid dynamics, biomedical engineering, laser medicine, nuclear radiation, and digital communication.

Choose between a B.S. or B.A. degree

A bachelor of science degree serves as an excellent foundation if you are interested in graduate studies in physics or engineering. 

A bachelor of arts degree allows you to explore the relationship of physics with another field of interest. Students choosing this option frequently pursue careers in medicine, law, or business.

Your Future

Employers value the wide-ranging technical skills and problem-solving capabilities of physics majors. Technology firms, research laboratories, educational institutions, and the military regularly hire Cal Lutheran physics graduates.

Before pursuing their careers, many of our students attend graduate programs for physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or optical science.

Pursuing business, medicine, or law degrees are also viable options. Physics majors score well on the MCAT and LSAT, the entrance exams for medical school and law school.

Career paths:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • High School Physics Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Petrophysicist
  • Product Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Radiation Health Officer
  • Software Engineer
  • Test Engineer/Fabricator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Astronomy
  • Physical Science for Liberal Art Majors
  • Musical Acoustics
  • Energy and Society
  • Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics
  • Radiation and Nuclear Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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