Physics Undergraduate Degrees



Physics is the branch of science that studies the nature of matter, energy, and space-time at the most fundamental level. It provides a foundation for all the natural sciences and engineering disciplines. Physics has brought such revolutions as relativity and quantum mechanics, and profoundly altered the way humans view the universe.

Physicists have played a major role in the discovery of many phenomena leading to whole new technologies. The invention of the transistor by physicists made the computer possible, while the development of lasers has led to divers applications ranging from supermarket scanners to laser surgery.

Physics students take many math and physics courses and learn about abstract concepts as well as different ways of thinking in order to solve complex problems. Possible career fields for graduates include finance and research science, astrophysics, medical physics and technical consulting.

Engineering Physics

The engineering physics program prepares students for a broad range of careers requiring scientific and technical knowledge, and is ideally suited for students who have an interest and aptitude for both physics and engineering.

The goal of the program is to prepare students to apply the problem-solving approach and principles of physics to solutions for engineering problems at the forefront of science and technology.

Students completing this program combine the physics education of our traditional bachelor’s degree with a concentration in one of the engineering areas offered by Parks College: aerospace, biomedical, computer, electrical or mechanical engineering.

Engineering physics graduates work in applied research at the intersection of physics and engineering. Possible career paths include environmental engineering, patent lawyer and research scientist.