A Major in Physics can lead to many challenging, exciting, and productive careers. Students majoring in physics enter a variety of technical fields, attend medical school, teach in high school, or attend graduate school. Research physicists work in industry and government, in laboratories and hospitals, and on university campuses. The Department of Physics and Optical Science offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. In addition, the Department offers dual degree programs in Physics and Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.
Cooperative Education Program
In the Cooperative Education Program, a student completes his/her lower-division coursework and, after being formally accepted as a co-op student, alternates periods of academic coursework with periods of full-time paid employment in an area mutually agreed upon by the student, an employer, and the University. Students who are in good standing with the University, have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, and have completed 30 credit hours are eligible to apply. Transfer students are required to complete 12 credit hours at the University prior to application. Further information regarding the application procedure for admission into this program can be obtained from the University Career Center.