Program Overview

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Major program tracks in the Department of Physics & Astronomy include:

  1. Physics with a concentration in Applied Physics (B.S.) as well as Physics (B.A.)
  2. Pre-engineering including cooperative agreements with NCSU, NC A&T, Clemson, and Auburn

Along with the basic requirements our degree options, students have the opportunity to select emphasis areas including, among others, the topics listed below (check the emphasis options link for a full list).

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Computer Design, Programming, and Interfacing
  • Digital and Analog Electronics
  • Environmental Physics
  • Classical Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics
  • Modern Physics: Quantum Physics and Relativity
  • Nanotechnology and Material Science
  • Health Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Physics Education, Physics Demonstration and Laboratory Management

Detailed descriptions of the courses offered by the department are available in the course catalog. You may also check the academic calendar to learn about this year's schedule.