Jan 20, 2019  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physics

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Main Departmental Office
Physics Building, Room 110

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311427
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-565-2515

E-mail: physics@unt.edu
Web site: www.phys.unt.edu

Christopher Littler, 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.

Programs of Study

The department offers the following undergraduate programs:

The department offers a minor in physics  and a series of courses designed to prepare students to sit for the certification examinations in physical science and physics/mathematics .

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research opportunities are available for undergraduate students interested in physics and engineering physics. Students should consult the undergraduate advisor.

Mathematics Requirements

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 this course as 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 Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers the following graduate programs:

  • Master of Arts,
  • Master of Science, and
  • Doctor of Philosophy, all with a major in physics.

For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

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