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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Degree Programs Offered

  • BA, major in Physics
  • BS, major in Physics
  • minor in Physics

Physics, the study of matter and energy, is at the root of every field of natural science and underlies all physical phenomena. The problem-solving skills learned in the study of physics are valuable even if one’s career is not in a physics-related field.


The BS with a major in Physics provides a rigorous background in physics as a preparation for graduate studies or a career in industry. The BA with a major in Physics is for students who want a background in physics but plan to pursue fields of interest other than physics as a life’s work.


Career opportunities for a physics major exist in a wide variety of settings-from teaching in a classroom to basic research in an industrial or government laboratory, as a self-employed consultant, or as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.