BS in Applied Physics in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics is a program ideal for students who like physics, both the principles involved and their applications to the real world. The four-year curriculum is designed to equip students with knowledge and problem solving skills needed in order to apply physics to the broad realm of practical problems in engineering, science, and industry.

Admission requirements for BS in Applied Physics in the Philippines


  • Must have recommendation from high school principal and school guidance counsellor
  • Must have the Original copy of high school card (Form 138A)
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the College Entrance Examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of BS in Applied Physics program in the Philippines


The BS in Applied Physics takes 4 years to complete.

Subjects included in the BS in Applied Physics program

  • Control Systems Approach to Physics Modeling
  • Computer Methods in Physics
  • Photonics and Applied Optics
  • Introductory Laser Physics
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Fundamentals of Biology
  • Instrumentation Physics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Instrumentation Physics
  • Theoretical Mechanics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Fundamental Physics
  • Principles of Geology
  • Fundamental Physics
  • Elem. Diff. Equations
  • Experimental Physics
  • Plane Trigonometry
  • Physical Electronics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Statistical Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Optical Physics
  • Elem Analysis

Career opportunities for graduates of BS in Applied Physics in the Philippines


  • Semiconductor Devices and Microelectronics
  • Computational Physics and Modelling
  • Computing & Software Development
  • Product Design and Development
  • Biophysics and Medical Physics
  • Instrumentation Designer
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Sensors and Transducers
  • Environmental Physics
  • Telecommunications
  • Materials Science
  • Optoelectronics
  • Academician
  • Laser Physics
  • Geophysics
  • Researcher

Reviews of BS in Applied Physics graduates:

A. O.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
◈ At University of the Philippines Los Banos
◈ Graduated 2008

list bulletWhy did I choose Applied Physics: Physics is the scientific basis for technologies that continue to have a profound influence on almost all aspects of modern life. Applied Physics have a lot of contribution in modern technology thus, presenting a wide variety of job opportunities after graduation.

list bulletAbout my college education: It is very hard, but it is fun. A student will need to exert a lot of effort in order to pass his subjects. They say that it is difficult to enter UP, but the truth is, it's more difficult to leave (i.e. To graduate). But nonetheless, with perseverance and patience, nothing is unachievable.

list bulletMy current job: Electronics and Instrumentation Technician

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: The theories are applicable to my current work but what I think is more important are the values ingrained to me by my professors. Something that you cannot read from any textbook.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I was able to find a job right after graduation.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Applied Physics: Yes. There are many options for an Applied Physics graduate. If you are lucky, then you can get a high starting rate, but usually, it may take time before you have higher salary. Well, I guess that will be depending on the company. But high salary or not, I think this is a very fulfilling career!

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Study hard and never give up. The road may be bumpy, but you should not stop until you reach the finish line!
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