Physics B.S. (Purdue degree)Offered by: Department of Physics All physics majors study the foundations of the field: classical mechanics, classical electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and statistical physics.
Why choose this program?
The Physics Bachelor of Science degree is a four year program consisting of 124 credit hours and is awarded by Purdue University. Physics majors learn to be problems solvers, and to think rigorously and analytically.
What will you learn?
All physics majors study the foundations of the field: classical mechanics, classical electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and statistical physics. They also learn a great deal of mathematics (more than is required for a minor), and a year of chemistry. Depending on individual career goals, physics majors may also take additional courses in chemistry and biology, courses in electrical or mechanical engineering, or additional courses in physics and mathematics.
What will you do?
Physics majors often cross over into other fields with great success. Pre-meds who major in physics score higher on the MCAT (on average) than pre-meds who major in other fields. Physicists become patent attorneys, doctors, and financiers. Physicists have invented many of the fundamental technologies we rely on daily (from electric motors and generators to lasers and medical imaging systems). Physicists invented the World Wide Web--originally as a method for sharing data with collaborators around the world.
“The students and faculty at IUPUI have provided me with a great amount of support and encouragement. Conducting research has improved my understanding of physics."Anna Mirza Physics, Mathematics, Undergraduate