Department of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Major Tracks

    There are four tracks leading to the B.S. degree in physics:

      the graduate school track, for students considering graduate work in physics;
      the astrophysics track, for students interested in astronomy or space science;
      the biophysics track, for students planning a career in a health profession;
      the physics education track, for students who want to teach in grades K–12.

    We have a new program to recruit and train students who are interested in becoming certified high school physics teachers. For more information, see our PhysTEC brochure.

    We also have a second-major curriculum for engineering majors.
    For example, Electrical and Computer Engineering majors need only 4 additional hours beyond their normal program to complete a second major in Physics. This combination of fundamental and applied physics can be highly advantageous when the graduate enters the job market.

    More information on these tracks can be found at the Major / Minor Requirements page of our website and at the Engineering / Physics double major webpage at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering website.

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