Degrees Offered in Physics

Bachelor of Science in Physics

The Department of Physics offers coursework leading toward the B.S. degree in Physics or the B.S. degree in Physics with an Area of Emphasis (AoE) in:

  • Applied Physics
  • Bio Physics
  • Medical Physics
  • Medical Imaging

Click on the following for sample curriculum flowcharts and degree requirements for the BS in Physics and the BS in Physics with one of the above Areas of Emphasis (AoE).

Bachelor of Arts with an Emphasis on Physics Secondary Education

The Physics Department works closely with the College of Education and Professional Development, who offers a B.A. in Secondary Education through the Physics 9-Adult program; it is within this program where the Physics Department ensures students are well prepared to become teachers with a strong background in Physics. Please see the College of Education and Professional Development section for the requirements for the B.A. This degree is designed for Physics Teachers, and students with multidisciplinary interests. Although there is a core of required courses, this is a flexible track and we can make adjustments to meet individual preferences.

Master of Science in Physical and Applied Science

The Department of Physics and College of Science offers a Master of Science in Physical and Applied Science degree in cooperation with the Departments of Chemistry, Geology, Computer and Information Technology, and Mathematics. The degree program is intended to provide the opportunity for students with diverse qualifications to improve the depth and breadth of their knowledge in the Physical Sciences.

Minor in Physics

The Minor in Physics is especially designed for students in the pre-health care professions, who must pursue a minor to meet graduation requirements. It provides students with an opportunity to strengthen and broaden their educational credentials, as an enhancement of future employment prospects.

Double Major in Physics and Another Science

In our physics program, students can easily obtain a Math minor or dual major in Applied Mathematics, or other sciences, together with a B.S. physics degree. If you have interest in a double major or physics major with any other second degree program, we work to facilitate students in this path, including support and custom course scheduling.

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