BS in Physics in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Science in Physics program teaches students to understand and appreciate the natural world and aims to develop the quantitative analytical skills of the students.

The program is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare them for further academic studies in various fields such as Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Patent Law, Medical Physics, Medicine and Education.

A Bachelor’s degree in Physics provides an excellent foundation in liberal arts, and can open a variety of doors for jobs in high tech industries, government labs, and as preparation for graduate school.

Admission requirements for BS in Physics in the Philippines


  • Must have recommendation from high school principal and 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 Physics program in the Philippines


The BS in Physics takes 4 years to complete.

Subjects included in the BS in Physics program


  • Physics Fundamentals for Computer Science
  • Integrated Earth Science for Liberal Arts
  • Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics Fundamentals for Engineering
  • Mineral Resources of the Philippines
  • Computational Methods in Physics
  • Integrated Physics for Liberal Arts
  • Experimental Methods in Physics
  • Introduction to Physical Geology
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Physics for Human Biology
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Physics Fundamentals
  • Environmental Physics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Computer for Science
  • Computer for Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Physics for Biology
  • Computer Circuits
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Planetary Physics
  • Radiation Physics
  • Basic Electronics
  • Modern Optics
  • Earth Science

Career opportunities for graduates of BS in Physics in the Philippines


  • Quality Assurance Test Engineer
  • Environment Supervisor
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Competitive Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Training Officer
  • Academician
  • Researcher
  • Consultant

Reviews of BS in Physics graduates:

C. C.
Studied BS Physics
at University of San Carlos , Cebu City
Graduated: 2005

Why did I choose this course:
I'm always fascinated with nature. Physics tells us the hows in most of the things around us. Never mind the why.

About my college education:
The mathematics of Physics was difficult.
Discovering awesome things/phenomena in nature where you previously thought impossible or non existent, was enjoyable.

Traits and attitude of the students:
1) keep your curiosity
2) know by reading, listening or asking questions and then apply what you have learned

My current job:
I'm a test development engineer by profession. I develop methods to test the quality of products and make machines to test the products.

Am I using what I learned in college:
I used and applied most of what I learned in college, probably 70%, and rest are my soft skills that were sharpened during college days.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Right after graduation.

Do I recommend studying BS Physics:
Employment opportunities - I recommend, we need more science oriented professionals in our country. Someone who knows the hows of things and can do things right. We need problem solvers and innovators.
Fulfilling/interesting career - Of course.
Salary level - 15,000 - 25,000 Php entry level.

Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Have fun!
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