Physics—Applied Physics Major
The B.S. degree in applied physics provides comprehensive introductory courses in physics, as well as practical courses in engineering, biology, or economics/business. Students graduating with this degree will have a good understanding of Newtonian mechanics and modern physics, as well as discipline-specific courses that are agreed upon between the student and his/her advisor. Students will also gain useful skills from physics laboratory and computer programming courses.
No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
With a B.S. degree in applied physics, graduates receive the essential academic preparation needed for access to competitive graduate school programs. They are also qualified for careers in industry and government, with an emphasis on engineering physics, medical biophysics or quantitative finance, depending on the individual classes on the student's transcript. Potential employers of those with a physics degree include, but are not limited to, the following: institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, research centers, hospitals, the environmental industry, the electronic industry, public and private K-12 school systems, government entities, etc. In addition, this degree prepares students for a master's degree at the graduate level.
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The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Degree: Bachelor of Science
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