Associate of Science in Physics Degree Unlocking the Mysteries of Physics


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Do the mysteries of the universe excite you? Do you have an analytic inclination when you approach problems? Perhaps you have a passion for using science to help others. If that sounds like you, then an Associate of Science (AS) in Physics degree from Liberty may be for you.

By pursuing an online associate degree in physics at Liberty, you have the opportunity to take a selection of classes that cover many of the most important concepts in physics. Whether you are new to the physics sector or are a seasoned veteran, earning a college credential can help you take the next step in your career.

The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields need competent and skillful individuals who are highly motivated and ready to attack problems with analytic and mathematical solutions. Whether you want to model an oil spill with differential equations or work with a particle accelerator, an AS in Physics can help equip you to make important contributions in your field.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

We know that quality is an important factor when choosing an online degree program in physics. At Liberty, all of your courses will be taught by professors who have advanced degrees in math, physics, materials science, and other related areas of study. In addition, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can be confident that you are receiving a world-class education.

At Liberty, we believe that your life schedule and your school schedule shouldn’t have to compete. That is why our AS in Physics program is offered 100% online with no set login times. With flexibility like this, you can remain invested in your family, career, and community while you study from the comfort of home.

If you aren’t ready to pursue an entire Bachelor of Science in Physics, our online Associate of Science in Physics allows you to gain the knowledge you need without committing to a bachelor’s degree. If you later decide to earn your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Physics, you can potentially transfer in all of your associate credits.

As you pursue your Associate of Science in Physics degree online at Liberty, you will take a variety of courses covering topics like schematics, electronics, flow, and quantum mechanics. In your courses, you will use analytic techniques from calculus and differential equations to model change – starting with kinematics and continuing through mechanics, and modern physics.

You will also take courses in single and multivariable calculus as well as differential equations. These math courses are designed to provide you with an integral foundation for a comprehensive physics education.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.