Physicists shape the world we live in, and are responsible for many of the world’s most important scientific breakthroughs and discoveries, such as television, computers, nuclear technology and lasers. Physicists have been at the helm of quantum theory, the theory of relativity, the big bang theory and the splitting of the atom. Who knows where the physicist of the 21st century will take us next?
The Bachelor of Science in Physics at AUS focuses on giving students hands-on experience, working with world-class professors in state-of-the-art laboratories. Our physics faculty are involved in cutting-edge projects, including the UAE’s 2021 Mars mission and the development of a laser-based technique that can provide new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
The Bachelor of Science in Physics seeks to provide graduates with a solid educational foundation in physics with an interdisciplinary emphasis that would encompass knowledge from other disciplines such as mathematics, natural sciences, engineering and liberal arts. Graduates will be trained and prepared to pursue careers in industry, teaching and research.
The Bachelor of Science in Physics seeks to:
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Physics program, students will be able to:
Admission to the program follows the university’s undergraduate admission requirements.
AUS students transferring into the program must satisfy the following conditions:
For information on how to submit a change of major request, please refer to Fields of Study/Change of Major under the Academic Policies and Regulations section in the undergraduate catalog.
To qualify for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, students must successfully complete the following minimum requirements:
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 44 credits as follows:
Students must complete a minimum of 15 credits of major electives selected in consultation with their advisor.
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 credits of free electives from any 100-level courses or above excluding MTH 101. At least three credits of the free electives must be completed at the 300 level or above.