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Department of Physics & Astronomy

We provide students a complete and rigorous undergraduate education in physics culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree. Our curriculum provides the ideal preparation for physics or engineering graduate school, careers in scientific research, or professions as educators. We are a dedicated faculty that is passionate about teaching and we are committed to the meaningful involvement of undergraduates in research. With small class sizes and varied research opportunities, we offer a unique learning opportunity for students interested in the natural sciences.

UNC Physics Spring Contact Info

The Department of Physics & Astronomy will hold all PHYS and AST prefix courses remotely for the first FOUR WEEKS of Spring Semester 2021. This includes both lecture and lab course sections. Beginning February 8, courses listed as hybrid (MF) may begin to offer on-campus components, at the discretion of the instructor and in compliance with university, county, and state regulations. Prior to the start of the semester, all students will receive direct communications from their instructors about course delivery. This information will also be available in course Canvas shells. Course specific questions should be directed to the instructor.


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