The BS Physics degree trains students in the fundamental natural science of Physics. It prepares students either for a professional career directly following their undergraduate studies, or for additional graduate studies. Besides graduate studies in physics those studies can be in a variety of technical fields such as engineering, medicine, and finance. As the “primary natural science” physics underlies each of the STEM branches, meaning a successful physics major inherits key components from every STEM discipline. Graduates of the BS physics curriculum will have a mastered a combination of a challenging skill set valued by our modern economy: technical problem solving, mathematical reasoning, computer programming and modeling, hands-on laboratory and design skills, and understanding of specialized equipment.
Admission to all PHYS courses with prerequisites require a “C” or better in those prerequisites
Physics Required Coursework
Complete 12 ENGR/PHYS elective hours for your Physics concentration. Consult with academic advisor regarding options.
Complete 9 elective hours in STEM disciplines which complement a student’s concentration. Must be done with consultation and approval of academic advisor in the Department of Physics and Engineering.