Programs for physics majors vary with the student’s goals and interests. The recommended curriculum for the student preparing for graduate study in physics or employment as a professional physicist is detailed below. Students interested in both physics and engineering may wish to consider the engineering physics programs described on the department’s webpage. The program in physics requires students to concentrate in either general or applied physics. An optional JacksTeach concentration can be pursued to becomes certified to teach Physical Science in the secondary education setting.

## Recommended Curriculum for Majors in Physics

The recommended degree mapping is shown below for a student entering precalculus.

Students majoring in physics regularly minor in mathematics or astronomy. Many elect to pursue an additional major in mathematics. The following recommended curriculum includes courses meeting the requirements for a major in physics and a minor in mathematics. To obtain an additional major in mathematics, students should take additional mathematics courses, as advised by a mathematics advisor, in place of electives to meet the additional major requiremetns. NOTE: An additional major will not result in an additional degree.