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Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts Degree •
School of Arts and Sciences

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better" 
- Albert Einstein

Studying Physics: The UC Advantage

Utica College's physics major offers students a robust introduction to the science of the physical world. From the basic structure of atoms and matter to the complex interactions of galaxies throughout the Universe, our program provides students with an opportunity to explore the fundamental nature of the physical universe.     

Utica College campusWith an accomplished faculty and an individualized learning environment, the UC physics program is an excellent choice for students considering graduate school as well as careers in research, teaching, engineering, or other areas that demand a strong foundation in physical science.


We have a flexible program that fits a broad range of professional outcomes, with options for both bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees: 
    - designed for students planning on attending graduate school and on careers in research or engineering; 
    - designed for students planning to work in business or government in positions requiring a background in the physical sciences, and for students planning on teaching physics or physical science in primary or secondary school.
Program Student Learning Goals

Transfer Programs in Engineering

The program offers 2-2 and 3-2 engineering transfer options.  For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Career Outcomes

UC's physics major provides foundational preparation for career opportunities in:
  • Research and Development
  • Engineering
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Teaching
Recent graduates of the Physics program have gone on to complete advanced degrees (in physics or engineering) at a number of nationally renowned universities including Syracuse University, the University of Pittsburgh, SUNY Albany, Clarkson, and others.

Graduates of the physics program have taken leadership positions at: 
  • Air Force Research Lab
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • James Madison University
  • ConMed Corporation
  • INFICON, Inc