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Undergraduate Program in Physics

The department offers an undergraduate physics program designed to prepare students for graduate work, for careers in industry or government, or for high school teaching. Degree requirements provide graduates with laboratory skills useful both in graduate work and in industry and business.


Physics Problem SketchThe 100-level courses (which include general education offerings) are designed to introduce physics to the student with a minimal background in mathematics and the physical sciences. The courses taken by physics majors and minors cover a variety of topics in physics and require significant preparation in mathematics and physics.


The department offers a BS degree in Physics, a minor in Physics, and a Physics Science Teaching BS degree.


Seven full-time faculty in the department are directly involved in the physics program: