- Students will possess the fundamental physics that is necessary for admission into a graduate program in physics or related technical fields, such as in education, industry, research, and military.
- Students will be able to apply the fundamental ideas and methods of physics and be able to analyze problems using these skills.
- Students will be able to prepare and present several research topics and defend them before peers and faculty.
The Bachelor of Science program in physics is designed to help students attain their professional goals in physics. Three options within the Bachelor of Science program enable students to achieve their particular educational objectives. The options are Traditional Physics, Solid State Physics, and Energy Science. Engineering Physics is discontinued as of Fall 2005.
Courses in each option are chosen to teach the fundamental concepts on which the field is based. Laboratories are designed to give students practical hands-on experience. Advanced laboratories provide opportunities to study and use state-of-the-art technology in the student’s area of interest.
The solid state laboratory required in the solid state option is designed to teach the fundamentals of materials technology.
A degree option is available for secondary education teachers. Please contact the Student Success Center or the College of Education for further information.
- 33 credit hours in Physics Core requirements
- 37 credit hours in other Core areas
- 18 credit hours in Physics Option area
- a maximum of 54 credits in PES will apply toward the degree
- a grade of C or better in every physics course that is applied toward the major
- students must meet the 12 hour LAS general education area requirements from both humanities and social science.