Physics Programs

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Physics is the most fundamental of the sciences, investigating the basic laws of nature and asking deep questions about the properties of matter, the origin and fate of the universe, and nature of space and time. Undergraduate training in physics provides a solid grounding in quantitative problem solving, analytical reasoning, and mathematical modeling.

The Bachelor’s of Science degree in physics has both a standard track and several alternative career-oriented concentrations.  All bachelor’s students take the full physics core of foundational courses (31 credits) and upper division core courses (23 credits).  Further advanced courses will be determined by the choice of concentration.

Career Concentrations

General Concentration:  A traditional physics B.S. program meant for students intending to continue to graduate school or pursue a career in STEM.

Health Science: For students pursuing a career in the medical professions.  Includes pre-medical requirements: Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry

Quantitative Finance: Additional business and computer science courses prepare students for careers in the finance industry.

Applied/Computational: For students intending to pursue careers in STEM or graduate study in engineering.

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