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The Physics Major at Penn State

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Degree Options

The Physics Department offers five options of study, each leading to a B.S. degree. Each option includes extensive study in physics, mathematics, and other science and technology areas as well as courses in the arts, humanities, and the social sciences, helping to provide you with one of the most well-rounded science educations available.

General Physics Option helps you prepare for employment opportunities or for graduate studies leading to a master's or doctoral degree.

Computational Option

Electronics Option includes upper-level courses in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering for employment or graduate work in applied physics, engineering, electronics, and computer engineering.

Medical Physics Option includes courses in physiology, molecular biology, organic chemistry, biomedical instrumentation, and bioengineering.

Materials Science Option

Nanotechnology Option

 

Other Information

Requirements for Admission into the Eberly College of Science

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Schedules

Physics Core Requirements and List of Allowed Electives