Courses

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Astrobetter wiki

UA Career Center

Women in Physics at UA

Teacher Education

UA PhysTEC Program