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Laramie, WY 82071
Undergraduate Degree Programs
B.S. in Physics
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. course checklist
B.S. Physics PLUS
Students preparing for technical careers may select this curriculum, which enables students to concentrate in physics and a coherent selection of 27 hours in an elected technical area. Examples of an elected technical area are mathematics; engineering; biology; chemistry; computer science; geophysics; atmospheric science; economics; business; technical writing. course checklist
B.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics
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. course checklist
Students interested in Physics or Astronomy as a minor can get more information here.
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.