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Physics Emphasis Areas

 See below for four-year plans for each emphasis area.


General Physics B.S. Degree

Rigorous curriculum culminating in a bachelor of science degree that offers the most flexibility in choosing elective courses.


Engineering Physics

For students interested in engineering, this emphasis provides additional courses that stress computational and laboratory work.



Students with an interest in astronomy are exposed to advanced courses in classical and modern astronomy.


Mathematical Physics

Advanced upper-level mathematics courses are included for students especially interested in the mathematical foundations of physics.


Secondary Teaching

Students interested in teaching will get an excellent preparation for secondary education, both in science content and teaching methods, with the secondary teaching emphasis.


Physics Minor

For students majoring in a different program but with a strong interest in physics, the physics minor covers modern physics and other advanced topics in a more compact course load.