Program Overview

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

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

Along with the basic requirements for any of our degree emphasis options, the student interested in applied physics will also have the opportunity to study, 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 availabe in the course catalog. You may also check the academic calendar to learn about this year's schedule.


Mail Address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
ASU Box 32106
Boone, NC 28608-2106 

Physical Address (also for shipping):
GWH 231
525 Rivers Street
Boone, NC, 28608-2106

Telephone: 828-262-3090
Fax: 828-262-2049

Social Media:
Twitter: @asuphyast