College of Arts and Sciences

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Within the Physics program, there are a number of concentrations available.  Most of these concentrations are interdisciplinary.   

Biomedical Physics:

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The Biomedical Physics concentration combines Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.  It is designed to help the student understand physical mechanisms in biology and can be used as preparation for medical school or graduate study in medical physics or biophysics.  There are three separate tracks available to students in the Biomedical Physics concentration. 

  • Biophysics: combines courses in biology with physics providing a strong physics background with which to examine biology. 
  • Medical Physics: this track has the core requirements to pursue graduate school in medical physics (medical physics is a wonderful career!).
  • Pre-med: preprofessional program for medical school

Computational Physics

The Computational/Mathematical concentration adds a number of either computer science or mathematics courses to the physics program and is a good background for modeling and for further study of mathematical or computational physics in the future. 

  • Computational Physics: Adds additional advanced Computer Science courses in exchange for some of the advanced laboratory course work in physics. 
  • Mathematical Physics:  Adds additional advanced Mathematics courses in exchange for some of the advanced laboratory course work in physics. 

Engineering Physics. 

The Engineering Physics concentration adds courses from different engineering programs (Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil) so that you can learn basic engineering skills and build on these skills with the scientific skills developed in physics.  There are three separate tracks in the Engineering Physics Concentration.

  • Civil Engineering: Adds Civil and Environmental courses replacing some of the intermediate physics courses.
  • Electrical Engineering: Adds Electrical Engineering courses in place of some intermediate physics courses.
  • Mechanical Engineering: Adds some mechanical engineering courses in place of some intermediate physics courses.

Optoelectronics and Photonics.

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Optoelectronics and Photonics is the study of light and the production of light, and the electronics used in detection of light. This concentration expands upon the physics program by adding courses in laser physics, coherent optics and electronic instrumentation.   

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