Upon completion of this degree, students are exceptionally well-prepared for entry into a professional school or a PhD program in physics or a related discipline.
The mission of the Physics PhD program is to train the next generation of research physicists in academia, industry, and government.
This concentration is particularly relevant for students who are pursuing or interested in pursuing careers in energy and environmentally related applications.
This degree contains elements of traditional physics programs and the application of physics to a diversity of critical societal problems.
The astronomy minor is suggested for those students who want to increase their knowledge of basic physics and astronomy as it applies to other branches of science or engineering. The minor gives students a qualitative overview of the universe, as well as a more in-depth view of some of the aspects of astrophysics.
This college-wide interdisciplinary minor administered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy is designed for students considering a career in the field of renewable energy, or as preparation for graduate work in a wide range of academic disciplines.
The BS in astronomy prepares students for graduate school or one of the many careers in research or teaching positions, or employment in industry, business, or education fields where analytical skills and a scientific background are advantageous.
The BS in physics prepares students for graduate school and careers in education, business, or industry.
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Answers to frequently asked questions about the Physics major including who to contact and how to apply.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Astronomy major including who to contact and how to apply.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in a number of fields and disciplines.