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Course resources: astronomy

Course resources: physics

Course schedule

Detailed course descriptions

Introduction to Studio Physics at Alabama

Lab Safety Rules (PDF)


Research and Other Opportunities

Experiential Learning

Learning Assistant Application (PDF)

Undergraduate research opportunities


Career and Grad School Resources

Professional Societies

American Physical Society (APS): Find physics job listings, education and career advice (e.g.,Why Study Physics?), upcoming workshops and meetings, and career and job-related resources.

American Astronomical Society (AAS): A professional society for astronomers offering a variety of academic and professional resources including career advice, a list of Universities offering astronomy degrees, internship opportunities, and other resources.

American Institute of Physics (AIP): Find employment data for physicists and astronomers, hiring trendscareer options (PDF), and other career resources.

The AIP Grad School Shopper website provides summaries of many (but not all) Physics and/or Astronomy departments.

Society of Physics Students (SPS): A professional society for physics students offering a variety of academic and professional resources. UA has a local SPS chapter.

Women in Physics and Astronomy at UA : A society focused on recruitment, retention and mentoring of women and URM students in Physics and Astronomy.

GRE and Physics GRE

Many schools require the GRE and/or the subject GRE for admission into graduate school. Both tests are administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

You can find dates and locations of tests at: Physics GRE dates

Not all universities require the Physics GRE. Here is a document which provides information on Physics GRE requirements for US/Canadian Astronomy and Physics Programs. While this list is curated by physicists and astronomers, the PGRE requirements can change so please refer to individual departments’ grad school webpages to confirm this information.

Fellowships and Scholarships for Graduate School

For information on US Federal Fellowships for Graduate School, please refer to this page.

For information on private or non-profit fellowships and scholarships for Graduate School, please refer to this page.

Other Career Resources

Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC): A partnership between the American Physics Society and American Association of Physics Teachers offering support to those interested in teaching physics. See also the UA PhysTEC Program.

NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative: NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

Physics Today: Find job listings and career development tools specifically for physics majors.

Astrobetter wiki: Find information on careers, grad school, and internships/REUs.

UA Career Center


Teacher Education

UA PhysTEC Program