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Undergraduate Majors



The Physics department offers two major tracks, both fulfilling the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree, Pure & Applied Physics and Biophysics and Medical Physics.

Pure & Applied Physics is a traditional physics major. With a suitable choice of electives, this track prepares students for graduate studies in physics, engineering, or similar fields and for technical jobs in many areas of industry including optics, electronics, communications, robotics, control systems, spacecraft systems, and computer modeling.

Biophysics and Medical Physics is a broader-based track emphasizing the application of physics to biological and medical fields. It is a good option for students planning to go to medical school, to pursue graduate studies in biophysics or bioengineering, or to teach science in secondary schools.

You can find more information about the programs, courses and faculty on the physics department website.