Undergraduate Degree Programs

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Bachelor of Science in Physics

The B.S. in Physics degree is intended for students who want a career in science and technology.


Bachelor of Science in Physics with Engineering Emphasis

The B.S. in Physics degree with Engineering Emphasis is intended for students wanting to major in physics with a minor in an Engineering discipline.


Bachelor of Science in Physics with Medical School Preparation

The B.S. in Physics degree with Medical School Preparation is intended for students who want to go on to medical school after completing their undergraduate studies. Students interested in this degree option should make an appointment with the College of Science health professions advisor.


Bachelor of Science in Physics with Physical Science Teacher Certification (UTeach Arlington)

The B.S. in Physics degree with Physical Science Teacher Certification option is intended for students desiring to teach physical science at the secondary school level. Teacher certification is offered through UTA's UTeach Arlington program, and interested students should schedule an appointment with the UTeach Arlington academic advisor.

Bachelor of Science in Physics with Physics/Mathematics Teacher Certification (UTeach Arlington)

The B.S. in Physics degree with Physics or Mathematics Teacher Certification option is intended for students desiring to teach physics or mathematics at the secondary school level. Teacher certification is offered through UTA's UTeach Arlington program, and interested students should schedule an appointment with the UTeach Arlington academic advisor.

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

The B.A. in Physics degree is intended for students seeking a traditional liberal arts education with an emphasis on mathematics. It provides students with a broad overview of modern physics.

Bachelor of Science in Physics with Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (Fast-Track Program)

The B.S. in Physics degree with M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering degree enables outstanding senior undergraduate students in Physics to satisfy degree requirements leading to a Bachelor's degree in Physics while simultaneously pursuing a Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering.

Second Major in Physics

Students who satisfy the requirements for any other baccalaureate degree qualify to have Physics named as a second major upon completion of the following courses: PHYS 1443, PHYS 1444, PHYS 2311, PHYS 3313, PHYS 3321, PHYS 4326, and 17 hours of PHYS electives approved by the undergraduate advisor and/or the department chair, for a total of 37 hours.

Minor in Physics

A minimum total of 18 credit hours (including a minimum of 6 hours at the 3000/4000 level) are required for a minor in physics. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 9 hours at UTA, 6 of which must be 3000/4000-level. A 2.0 GPA is required for coursework in the minor.

Minor in Astronomy for Non-Physics Majors

This option is for non-physics majors in the Colleges of Science and Engineering only. A minimum total of 18 credit hours (including a minimum of 6 hours at the 3000/4000 level) are required. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 9 hours at UTA, 6 of which must be 3000/4000-level. A 2.0 GPA is required for coursework in the minor.

Minor in Astrophysics for Non-Physics Majors

This option is for non-physics majors in the Colleges of Science and Engineering only. A minimum total of 18 credit hours (including a minimum of 6 hours at the 3000/4000 level) are required. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 9 hours at UTA, 6 of which must be 3000/4000-level. A 2.0 GPA is required for coursework in the minor.