Bachelor of Science in Physics course; Requirements, duration, job opportunities and universities offering the course

The bachelor of science in physics is a four-year degree programme that is designed to give students a broad awareness of the principles of physics, as well as an introduction to the techniques of physics research. The programme combines core physics courses with applications of science in the modern world in order to give graduates technical skills and a diverse science knowledge that will suit the needs of employers in the twenty-first century.

In the first two years of the bachelor program, students are introduced to wide range of topics including electricity, magnetism, waves, geometric optics, mechanics, thermal physics, geophysics and specialized courses are offered and include classical mechanics, wave theory, atomic physics, electrodynamics, nuclear physics, spectroscopy, polymer physics and laser and maser physics.

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Career Opportunities

Bsc. physics graduates are very desirable employees in a wide variety of areas including education, defense, finance, and journalism because of the emphasis placed on problem solving and abstract thinking during the course.  The fundamental problem-solving skills combined with training in practical subjects such as optics, lasers, computer interfacing, image processing and electronics also make the graduates very desirable employees in high tech companies.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS COURSE

On the KUCCPS site, this course is placed under cluster 11.
CLUSTER SUBJECT 1MAT A
CLUSTER SUBJECT 2BIO / PHY / CHE / BIO
CLUSTER SUBJECT 3BIO / PHY / CHE / BIO
CLUSTER SUBJECT 4BIO / PHY / CHE / BIO / HAG / GEO / CRE / IRE / HRE / HSC / ARD / AGR / WW / MW / BC / PM / ECT / DRD / AVT / CMP / FRE / GER / ARB / KSL / MUC / BST
NOTE: A subject may only be considered ONCE in this section

MINIMUM SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

SUBJECT 1MAT AC
SUBJECT 2PHYC+

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INSTITUTIONS WHERE THE PROGRAMME IS OFFERED

Some of the institutions offering this programme are:

CUCHUKA UNIVERSITY
CUEACATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EAST AFRICA
KBBUKIBABII UNIVERSITY
MMARAUMAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
MMUMULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF KENYA
MMUSTMASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
MSUMASENO UNIVERSITY
PUPWANI UNIVERSITY
RNURONGO UNIVERSITY
SEKUSOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY
TTUTAITA TAVETA UNIVERSITY
TUMTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MOMBASA

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