Applied Physical Analysis (Bachelor of Science)

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Creighton University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) program in applied physical analysis is an interdisciplinary course of study that will prepare you for a career involving the quantitative analysis of data. When you pursue a BS in applied physical analysis, you’ll learn concepts in physics, mathematics and computer science that provide the background required for graduate study in engineering. In addition, special opportunities for hands-on experience in solar energy technology are available.

As an applied physical analysis major, you’ll gain an understanding of the physical world and the application of statistical analysis to physical measurements, as well as develop the ability to effectively present the results of quantitative studies.


The applied physical analysis program provides a strong foundation for careers in the rapidly developing high-tech industries. Graduates find an unusual flexibility in career choice and exceptional strength and stability in the job market.

You’ll have a foundation for a career in a variety of fields, including: astronomy, astrophysics and space exploration, atomic physics, biophysics, computer science and technology, electronics and photonics, holography, laser physics, mathematical physics, medical physics, nuclear physics, optics, solid state physics and superconductivity—to name just a few. In addition, many graduates who chose physics as their major at Creighton enjoy successful careers as doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers.

You may also choose to graduate study in any of the specialties of physics. The acceptance rate for Creighton physics majors applying to graduate or professional schools is over 95%.

Job Placement

Recent graduates have gone on to employers such as:

  • Fidelity National Financial
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Capuchin Volunteer Corps
  • Cerner Corporation
  • U.S. Department of Energy

Advanced Study

Recent graduates have gone on to:

  • Creighton University graduate and professional schools
  • University of Iowa
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Rice University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What You'll Learn

  • The fundamental concepts in each of the major areas of physics
  • Ways in which statistics are applied to the analysis of physical measurements
  • How to effectively present the results of quantitative studies


Admissions Requirements

To declare a major in physics, a student must have completed one of the general physics sequences:

  • PHY 211 and PHY 212 or
  • PHY 213 and PHY 214 or
  • PHY 221 and PHY 212 or
  • received an “A” or “B” in PHY 211, PHY 213 or PHY 221

See details on Creighton University’s general admissions requirements.

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