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Programs of Study

The Physics major has four sequences:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Physics program is suitable for students intending to continue physics or related studies in graduate school. See degree plan.
  • The Liberal Arts Physics program is a flexible program that prepares students for a wide range of careers. The analytic and problem-solving training that physics provides has proven to be widely applicable to areas as diverse as finance and law. See degree plan.
  • The Pre-Health program in Physics prepares students for post-graduate schools in the health professions.  Medical school administrators look favorably upon students with non-traditional pre-med undergraduate backgrounds, such as physics, and it is widely reported that medical school acceptance rates are quite good for physics majors. See degree plan.
  • The Pre-Engineering Physics concentration is a 3-2 dual-degree program with students completing their engineering degrees at another institution. We currently have an arrangement with UNO and Tulane and are exploring our options with more distant institutions. This track can also be administered on an individual basis with students completing their engineering degree at the institution of their choice. See degree plan.

Students are also encouraged to participate in Physics research.

Minor in Physics

Designed for students studying another specialty but looking for a physics component to complement their studies. It only takes 17-19 credit hours to complete your minor in physics. See minor plan.

Teacher Certification

In the Bachelor of Science in Physics Liberal Arts with Teacher Certification, students complete the Physics Liberal Arts requirements plus a set of focus-area courses for teacher certification. See degree plan.

Physics course information

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