Physics at Arizona State University

The Department of Phyiscs at Arizona State University employs outstanding faculty members and is made up of outstanding students; it also has several divisions of research. The methods and concepts of physics impact almost every area of human life. For that reason, the Department of Physics offers a broad selection of physics courses for the entire student body at Arizona State University.
Along with a variety of classes, the Department of Physics offers several different major tracks and even a minor. The differing major programs offer a diverse mixture of professions that can be pursued. Below is a brief description of the majors offered through the physics department at Arizona State University.

  • Physics (B.S.) – Option 1
    • This traditional “professional” physics program is often selected by a majority of physics majors, especially those who plan to do graduate work in physics. This option has the greatest concentration in physics of all the major programs offered by the department.


  • Physics (B.S.) – Option 2
    • This interdisciplinary physics program provides a strong physics core but also includes courses in a second area of concentration. There is considerable flexibility with this program; the student and advisor can custom-design a curriculum to meet specific career goals.


  • Physics (B.A.)
    • The Bachelor of Arts in Physics is selected by students seeking dual degrees. This option works well for students who plan on teaching at the high school level.


  • B.S. (Physics) - Concentration in Secondary Education
    • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College have collaborated to offer students a dual degree program in physics and secondary education (physics emphasis). This program of study provides students the flexibility to pursue a career in teaching students 7th – 12th grade, while also preparing for graduate school in a technical field.


  • Physics Minor
    • The 24 credit hour minor program adds dimension to any major degree program. A physics minor also overlaps with university general studies SQ requirements, thus complimenting many other liberal arts and technical programs.

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