This degree seeks to build comprehensive, fundamental knowledge and research training in physics for students with a broad spectrum of interests or aptitudes in mathematics, computing, and natural science who desire to deeply understand the world at the most fundamental levels. The Physics BS is recommended for entry into scientific, technical, or administrative jobs in engineering, industry, law, government, education, medicine, or business that are enhanced by physics problem-solving and analytic skills. This degree is suitable for preparing students for doctoral programs in physics as well as other graduate programs in physics, engineering, chemistry and the life sciences, or professional programs in medicine, law, or business. Students typically complete the degree in 4 years.
Secondary Teaching Certification: Physics majors desiring secondary-teaching certification should also consult with the School of Education (College of Education & International Services). BIOL 165 is required in addition to all other cognates. Program is certified by the Michigan Department of Education.