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Physics & Astronomy

College of Arts & Sciences

Undergraduate Degree Programs

B.S. in Physics

This degree program traditionally prepares students for graduate school or a career in physics or a related field in the physical sciences.

Degree Plan and Course Catalog

2020 Four Year Plan

B.A. in Physics

This degree program provides a pathway for more students to major in physics, as a second major to physical chemistry, mathematics, and engineering, for example. 

Degree Plan and Course Catalog

2020 Four Year Plan

B.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Students wishing to pursue careers related to astronomy/astrophysics should complete a B.S. in Astronomy. 

Degree Plan and Course Catalog

2020 Four Year Plan

B.A. in Physics & Physics Education (Concurrent Major)

Students wishing to teach physics at the secondary level can opt for a concurrent degree in both physics and physics education. 

Degree Plan and Course Catalog

2020 Four Year Plan

Minor Programs

Students interested in Physics or Astronomy as a minor can get more information here.

Program Goals:

The undergraduate program exists to produce well-trained scientists who are competitive for jobs in the technical sector and for admission to graduate study.

 Outcome 1 : Conceptual and analytical understanding of the 4 major areas of physics: Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics, and Statistical Physics

Outcome 2. Understanding of scientific reasoning, i.e., the roles of theory, hypothesis, and experiment in the scientific method.

Outcome 3: Demonstration of a working knowledge of laboratory & programming skills as they relate to gathering data and comparing data to the predictions of theoretical models.

Outcome 4: Ability to clearly communicate the results of scientific analysis in written and oral form.

Other Useful Links:

University of Wyoming Department of Physics & Astronomy Program Outcomes 2010-2019: What Recent UW Graduates are Saying

Open Letter to Prospective Undergraduates

Society of Physics Students

Becoming a High School Physics Teacher

Women in Physics

Research and Internship Opportunities


Graduation and Career Information

Summer 2020, Fall 2020, & Spring 2021 Course Offerings

A&S Course Checklists

AIP Grad School Shopper Flyer



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Physics & Astronomy

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6150

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