As a key example of STEM learning, a physics degree from OBU will provide the opportunity to confront complex topics and sharpen your problem-solving abilities. With a strong emphasis and foundation on math, this degree combines the study of thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optic and wave motion and physical chemistry. 

This degree can lead you to work as an engineer, analyst or researcher or to pursue an advanced degree in the medical field. Our world-class faculty teach you in a small class setting utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.

Parker New

Class of 2024

“Following my graduation from OBU, I plan to continue my studies in a medical physics graduate program—a goal that I feel greatly prepared for due to the amazing education that OBU provides.”

Benefits of OBU Physics Program

Outstanding Pre-Med Preparation

Our team of world-class professors will guide you throughout your undergraduate experience and help as you apply to medical school. They can personally write a letter of recommendation because they know you individually, and when you earn an interview at a graduate program, our science faculty arrange a mock interview. In the past three years, our graduates have experienced a 100% acceptance rate into medical school within one year after graduation.

Pre-Med Information

Impact of Professors

While learning through lectures and laboratory settings, you will enjoy a small environment with 100% of your instruction taught by professors, not graduate students or teaching assistants. The faculty also serve as your academic and career advisors, which allows them to be more engaged with your personal and academic success. Their roles as science professors extend even greater as they provide one-on-one mentoring helping you to reach your fullest potential as an individual and as a student.

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Program Information

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Scholarship and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) emphasis

Our university hosts an OBU STEM Day annually showcasing the many majors on campus that incorporate STEM skills. Students and faculty provide live demonstrations and instruction in various labs and classrooms using diverse equipment for the benefit of all who attend.

As a supporter of STEM careers, OBU has entered an agreement with Project Lead the Way to begin the fall semester of 2024. Through this agreement, OBU will offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to students who have completed at least two PLTW courses during their high school years. This applies to PLTW students who enroll in any area of study at OBU.

Equipment and Labs

OBU offers you advanced and well-equipped labs. As a student, you are provided with many opportunities to use the equipment to enhance your hands-on training. Those learning settings include our cadaver lab, cell culture facilities, greenhouse and planetarium.  In addition, OBU undergraduate students (not graduate mentors or research assistants) are able to use a fluorescence microscope, real time PCR machine, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer and atomic absorption spectrometer.

Faith Integration

The OBU science program is taught from a Christian worldview. It is Christ-centered and scientifically sound, supporting truth through the integration of faith and knowledge in all classes, thereby cultivating a deep appreciation and sense of responsibility for creation. OBU science professors serve as personal role models and mentors, supporting both your intellectual and spiritual development, and instill a solid foundation of faith and biblical perspective through their instruction and personal lives.

Job Opportunities and Outcomes

Many physics majors continue their post-graduate studies.

Institutions include:

  • Baylor University, Physics PhD Program
  • University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Places of employment for physics graduates include:

  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin

Graduates may work for major research institutes such as:

  • Princeton Theoretical Physics Group at Princeton University
  • National Reusable Energy Center in Golden, CO

Continuing Studies

Often students obtain a master's degree in engineering or continue to medical school after receiving their physics degree.

Program Options

Bachelor of Science (BS)


World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Dr. Albert Chen

Dr. Albert Chen

Professor of Physics

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