The physics department is active in a broad range of research and teaching activities designed to prepare undergraduates for challenging careers in science and technology. Graduates of the department have gone on to successful careers at universities, at national laboratories, and in industry. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and, in cooperation with the College of Engineering, also offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics.
By obtaining an undergraduate degree in Physics, you have career opportunities in a large number of areas, including:
• Acoustical Physics
• Fluid and Plasma Physics
• Health Physics
• Medical Physics
• Nuclear Physics
• Optical Physics
• Science Education
• Solid State Physics
A bachelor’s degree will qualify you for a position as a research assistant, high-level technician, or computer specialist, as well as for non-technical work in publishing or sales. An undergraduate degree in physics also provides a solid background for pursuing advanced degrees in other employment areas such as law, business, accounting, or medicine.
Students interested in teaching composite science may complete a multidisciplinary science major through the College of Education or an academic major in one of the science teaching fields. For more information regarding Teaching Certificates, contact the College of Education or the physics undergraduate academic advisor, Dr. Wallace Glab.