Degrees Offered

  • The Department of Physics and Physical Science offers coursework leading toward the B.S. degree in physics and B.S. with areas of emphasis in bio, applied and medical physics
  • The completion of this B.S. prepares you for graduate school in physics or engineering, medical school, or other professional programs; or for direct employment in government or industrial laboratories, and other technically related fields.
  • Majors must demonstrate fundamental skills in utilizing computers, which include using software packages for data analysis and word processing, interfacing experiments for data collection, and computer modeling.
  • Majors must complete also the specific math requirements and all College of Science general requirements for the B.S. degree.
  • Additional related programs within the department lead to an B.A. degree with a specialization in physics and/or general science for physics teachers, a Minor in physics and an M.S. degree in physical science.
  • Among the coursework options open to physics and other science majors are applied physics courses which emphasize applications of modern physics (PHY320), biomedical physics (PHY350), optics (PHY 440), and electronics (PHY 430), to the medically related fields.
  • At least 2 credit hours of independent research with a faculty member towards your capstone project is also part of a B.S. degree in physics.
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