Main Departmental Office
Physics Building, Room 110
1155 Union Circle #311427
Denton, TX 76203-5017
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 opportunities are available for undergraduate students interested in physics and engineering 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 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.
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.