College of Natural and Health Sciences
Contact: Cynthia S. Galovich, Ph.D., Department Chair
Location: Ross Hall 0232
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.
Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
The program consists of three parts:
- Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
- Required Major Credits
- University-Wide Credits
The Engineering emphasis of the B. S. in Physics provides practical application of the theories and methods of physics. Students take more courses in the theory of physics than they would in the typical engineering curriculum and more courses in applications related to the engineering fields than they would in the traditional physics degree.
Graduates will be well prepared for engineering-type positions in industry and research laboratories or for graduate work in engineering or physics-related fields. Because of the strong emphasis on both theory and applications, graduates can quickly assimilate rapid changes in these fields.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
- A research project, completed in PHYS 470, is required for all emphases except secondary teaching. HON 451 may be substituted for PHYS 470.
- A 2.0 GPA or better is required in PHYS prefix courses for graduation.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. Required Specified LAC — 18 credits
LAC area 2 — Mathematics
LAC area 6 — Physical and Life Sciences
Remaining LAC — 22 credits
See “Liberal Arts Core”
NOTE: Students need to select courses from Areas 7 and/or 8 that also count for Areas 3, 4, or 5.
2. Required Major — 60-64 credits
Take all of the following courses:
3. University-Wide Credits — 16-20 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 16-20 credits.