May 06, 2021
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Kettler Hall 126B ~ 260-481-6306
The Physics program can prepare you for careers in science and industry or teaching. It can also prepare you for graduate study in physics, medical physics, engineering, law, and medicine. Within the physics program, there are four possible concentrations in addition to the “standard” Physics major: Biomedical Physics; Computational Physics; Engineering Physics; and Optoelectronics and Photonics Physics. You may also earn a Research Certificate by participating in research. For details on these programs, see Program Descriptions in this Catalog.
For details on pursuing a second degree in secondary education to teach Physics in middle school/high school, see the School of Education Secondary Education section in this catalog.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this degree, students will:
- reason about physically significant problems conceptually and mathematically
- solve complex physical problems using sophisticated mathematical techniques
- interpret mathematical solutions conceptually and physically
- investigate physical phenomena using multiple approaches
- use computation and computer modeling to investigate physical phenomena and solve physical problems
- communicate in appropriate scientific media and forms
- This program is available on-campus
Declaring this Major:
- Physics 15200 must be repeated if a grade of C- or below is received
- A grade of C- or above in all supporting courses is required
- A maximum of one grade below C- is allowed except for in supporting courses
- A GPA of 2.00 or higher for all major department courses taken.
To earn the B.S. with a major in Physics, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above:
General Education Requirements: Credits 33
- Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details
- A grade of C- or higher is required in each course used to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements
College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
- Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne College Requirements link above. Go to Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree.
English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6
- See Part A in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree for Speaking requirement
International Language: Credits 8
- See Part B in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
Core and Concentration (Major) Courses: Credits 48
Supporting Courses: Credits 26
- Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120
You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.