Can I major in physical science online at Liberty University?


Can I major in physical science online at Liberty University?

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Liberty University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Physics. The bachelor's in physics requires 120 credit hours and can be completed in 3.5 years. The classes are 100% online in 8-week courses.

According to Liberty University, the course prepares the students to:

  • Systematically explore physical phenomena by setting up experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting the results.
  • Understand fundamental physics principles as well as foundational concepts within its branches of mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics.
  • Understand how the cosmos and laws of physics support a creator and biblical worldview.
  • Use mathematical techniques for problem-solving.

For potential careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from the period 2019 to 2029, the employment of physicists is projected to increase by 7%. Opportunities in this field may be stronger in the scientific research, applied research, development, and related technical fields. However, be aware that physicist jobs in the federal government may require a Bachelor's degree in physics but to work in research or academia, physicists usually need a Ph.D.

For more information about Physics, check out this article: Physics Programs by Degree Level

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