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Physics Emphasis Areas

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

UNC Physics BS Plan

General Physics B.S. Degree

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

UNC Physics Engineering Plan

Engineering Physics

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

UNC Physics Astronomy Plan


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

UNC Physics Mathematics Plan

Mathematical Physics

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

UNC Physics Teaching Plan

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.