### Beyond the basics

Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:

- Astronomer
- Biophysical researcher
- Biomedical engineer
- Engineering firms
- Wind and solar energy sectors

Students get a lot of one-on-one time and group interactions with expert professors.

Students engage in a high-quality research project that gives them problem solving and analytical skills for careers or graduate programs.

All advanced physics courses are delivered in a flipped format, which is an alternative model to the traditional lecture-style of teaching.

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## Solve the World’s Problems

State-of-the-art facilities and equipment

- Parallel computer for space research
- Robotics Lab
- 3D printer

### Internships

- NASA
- Monticello Nuclear
- REU: University of Nebraska
- REU: Montana State University
- REU: Duke University

### Careers

- 3D52 Engineering, Project Manager
- Raytheon, Software Engineer

### Graduate School

- Montana State University
- Iowa State University
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln

### Major in Physics (51 credit hours)

#### Recommended support work

- CMSC 181 Computer Science I
- CMSC 182 Computer Science II
- PHYS 353 Thermodynamics

- MATH 160 Calculus I: Elementary Applied Calculus
- MATH 161 Calculus II: Theory and Applications
- MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
- MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 361 Differential Equations
- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based
- PHYS 310 Classical Mechanics
- PHYS 360 Mathematical Physics
- PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism
- PHYS 481 Research I
- PHYS 482 Research II
- Electives from MATH, CMSC or PHYS at the 300 level

### Major in Engineering Physics (31 credit hours)

This option is available only to the students in the dual degree program.

- MATH 160 Calculus I: Elementary Applied Calculus
- MATH 161 Calculus II: Theory and Applications
- MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
- MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 361 Differential Equations
- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based
- 2 courses from PHYS 310, 360, 370 or 380

Plus completion of engineering curriculum at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

### Minor in Physics (17 credit hours)

#### 3 courses from

- PHYS 310 Classical Mechanics
- PHYS 353 Thermodynamics
- PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism

- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based

### Major in Physics with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (42 credit hours)

- MATH 160 Calculus I: Elementary Applied Calculus
- MATH 161 Calculus II: Theory and Applications
- MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
- MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 361 Differential Equations
- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based
- PHYS 310 Classical Mechanics
- PHYS 360 Mathematical Physics
- PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism
- Physics electives at the 300 level
- Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

#### Recommended support work:

- PHYS 353 Thermodynamics

#### General Science Teaching Licensure (5-12)

Add the following courses

- BIOL 163 Biological Principles I
- CHEM 151 General Chemistry I

### Minor in Physics with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (24 credit hours)

- PHYS 211 General Physics I
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based
- Physics electives at the 300 level
- Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

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