College of Sciences and Engineering

"An international scientific and technological program"


Bachelor of Arts in Physics
9 semesters
Teaching Mode
Face to Face Learning

The Physics program prepares scientists of high technical and intellectual quality, with solid theoretical and experimental bases, who are capable of identifying and addressing the problems of science and technology from a multidisciplinary perspective in the academic, scientific, and technological fields, contributing to the improvement of science, technology, environment, education, and production as a result of scientific research based on knowledge.

Throughout the program, the various theories of Physics are studied, such as Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermal Physics, along with the study of the principles of scientific research to diagnose, predict, and apply the physical properties of the different systems of nature in all their phases, ordered and disordered, at the macroscopic, microscopic and subatomic levels, from stars and galaxies to elementary particles. The Physics graduate is prepared to work in very diverse areas of research and development, such as: Particle Physics and High Energies, Cosmology, Solid State Physics, Optics, Materials Physics, Nanophysics, and Nanotechnology.



  • The Physics program at USFQ prepares the graduate to complete postgraduate degrees in various areas, both theoretical and experimental, for example: High Energy Physics, Cosmology, Solid State Physics, Materials Physics, Statistical Physics, among others.
  • Modern and advanced laboratories of Classical Mechanics, Electricity, Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Optics, Modern Physics, and Radiation guarantee the acquisition of fundamental skills in the areas of ​​experimental and applied physics.
  • A Ph.D. level faculty, who are active participants in international scientific research and are involved in collaborations with the best research centers around the world.
  • During the Physics program, students develop a personalized itinerary where they acquire skills not only in Physics, but also in related areas where physicists play a fundamental role in the advancement of new technology.

Occupational field

The deep knowledge acquired throughout the program, as well as the experience in highly equipped laboratories, allows the Physics graduate to develop in a wide variety of professional fields.

The Physics specialty solidly prepares graduates to continue with a first-rate scientific career, completing graduate degrees in various areas of science and technology, as well as performing within the industry and the field of technological applications, such as research and development of new products and materials.

In the field of pure Physics, the USFQ specialty in Physics prepares the graduate to complete graduate degrees in various areas, such as; High Energy Physics, Cosmology, Solid State Physics, Materials Physics, Statistical Physics, among others. Additionally, physics graduates are increasingly venturing into areas of numerical simulation and computational calculations in the industrial and technological development sector, as well as in the area of ​​biotechnology, finance, and cyber security.


"Studying Physics at the University of San Francisco de Quito not only gave me the opportunity to train rigorously in the area of ​​Physics, but it has also given me the ability to easily study many other interesting topics that round out a human being, such as languages, arts, sports, etc. The students in the program have enormous resources at our disposal: a specialized library, laboratories, and highly educated teachers."

- Luis Pesantez -

"I am studying my fifth year of Electronic Engineering, my second program of studies after having completed the Physics program, all thanks to the scholarship program, specifically the Maxwell Scholarship. I am deeply grateful to the USFQ community for the comprehensive and elite education that I have received. I have also had the opportunity to develop pedagogical qualities and skills by teaching Physics classes. In short, opportunities such as those offered by USFQ are unique and should not be missed."

- Luis Alberto Caiza -

Academic Faculty

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