CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bachelor’s Degree Center (https://www.bachelorsdegreecenter.org/), a free guide to traditional and online bachelor’s degree programs in all disciplines, has released four rankings of the best bachelor’s in physics degree programs in the US:
25 Best Bachelor’s in Physics for 2021
25 Best Online Accelerated Combined Physics BS/MS for 2021
5 Best Online Bachelor’s in Physics for 2021
10 Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Physics for 2021
The Top 3 Best Physics Bachelor’s Programs for 2021 are: 1) Stanford University; 2) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 3) Harvard University. The Top 3 Combined BS/MS Physics Programs for 2021 are: 1) University of Maryland Baltimore County; 2) Illinois Institute of Technology; 3) Northeastern University.
A complete list of all institutions ranked is included at the end of this release.
“Physics is the kind of major no one quite gets – very few people outside of the scientific field know exactly what a physics degree is or what a physics major does,” the editors of Bachelor’s Degree Hub write; “But for students who are interested in careers in the hard sciences, engineering, education, or any number of other technological fields, a bachelor’s in physics is an excellent first step.” A degree in physics can open up career opportunities in a multitude of directions, “such as engineering and medicine. Jobs with a degree in physics can be found in healthcare, too. Roles in this sector are varied, ranging from laboratory technician to optical engineer.” Places of employment are just as varied: “A variety of jobs that are physics degree-oriented are research-based. These positions can be found in the public sector, such as in government agencies and public universities. Private-sector employment is also available at private universities and companies involved in everything from telecommunications to the automotive industry.” A degree in physics can take physics majors almost anywhere – literally and figuratively.
Bachelor’s Degree Center editors rank both online and on-campus programs, knowing that students’ needs are as diverse as the students themselves. As the editors explain, “Instead of applying to an undergraduate program for four years and going onto a master’s program, the accelerated physics degree allows you to transcend from one to the next in less time.” On the other hand, BDC editors counsel, “a person can choose to earn a physics degree online in his or her free time around his or her other responsibilities.” Every student brings their own priorities to their degree, and Bachelor’s Degree Center’s rankings of the best physics degrees are designed to give prospective psychology students the most diverse set of options possible.
Bachelor’s Degree Center has been providing advice, resources, and rankings on the best traditional and online bachelor’s degree programs since 2014. Completely independent and unbiased, BDC is working to be the ultimate resource for new high school graduates, working adults returning to school, and nontraditional students.
All Institutions in the Bachelor’s Degree Center Physics Degree Rankings (in alphabetical order)
Arizona State University
CUNY – Queens College
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
College of William & Mary
George Mason University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
North Dakota State University
Oregon State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Texas State University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Dakota
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis
Western Governors University
SOURCE Bachelor’s Degree Center