Main Departmental Office
Physics Building, Room 110
1155 Union Circle #311427
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.phys.unt.edu
Michael Monticino, Interim Chair
Duncan Weathers, Associate Chair
From advancing state-of-the-art processes in the semiconductor industry to developing computer software for simulating exotic phenomena, physicists are helping to expand the frontiers of both basic science and advanced technology. The diversity of work conducted by physicists occurs because physical science and engineering disciplines are based, to a large extent, on physics principles. A bachelor’s degree in physics also prepares students for graduate work in acoustics, astrophysics, biophysics, computational physics, medical physics and other subfields and interdisciplinary fields in physics.
Undergraduate research opportunities are available for undergraduate students interested in physics. Students should consult the undergraduate advisor.
Students who must schedule physics courses with mathematics prerequisites must plan their mathematics programs carefully. Freshmen should note mathematics placement procedures described in the Department of Mathematics section of this catalog. Physics majors who are advised to take MATH 1650 prior to MATH 1710 may count MATH 1650 as an elective credit.
Mathematics and Science Secondary Teaching
Individuals interested in pursuing certification in math or science teaching at the secondary level may wish to pursue a minor through the Teach North Texas program. See “Teach North Texas ” in the College of Science section of this catalog.
ProgramsMajorsMinorsSecondary Teacher Certification