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College of Science
Department of Physics
Bachelor of Science in Physics -Medical School
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UNIV 1131 OR 1101
FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA
MATH 3318 OR MATH 3319
CHEM 2321 & CHEM 2181
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
CHEM 2322 & CHEM 2182
BIOL 2000 OR 3000 ELECTIVE
COMPUTER SCIENCE: CSE 1310,
PHYS 2321 OR MATH 3345
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 121
College of Science 502 Yates Street Box 19059,Arlington P: 817-272-2266 I F: 817-272-3637 I uta.edu
Beginning the Journey
Review University requirements for physics majors.
Investigate different flavors of physics majors.
Take Univ-SC1131 and Physics 1443 in first semester.
Make first draft of your four-year plan (collaborate with a professor/advisor).
Join SPS and/or Olympic Mons.
Explore undergraduate research possibilities.
Discover the library's resources.
Attend Planetarium shows.
Attend colloquia of interest.
Join the Honors College, if appropriate.
Trailblazing the Path
Meet physics advisor and map out your four-year schedule; revise as needed.
Mix in core courses to maintain healthy schedule.
Consider taking a required science class(es) in summer to maintain schedule flexibility.
Consider working in physics clinic.
Consider becoming an SI leader.
Consider becoming a tutor.
Participate in undergraduate research; get a
Attend a Texas APS meeting.
Consider joining UTEACH program.
Join a club or service fraternity/sorority.
Present a poster on your undergraduate research at ACES and/or Texas APS meetings.
Apply for Physics Department scholarships, REUs, or
other summer programs.
Take a leadership position in a club.
Represent the department in variety of activities.
*You can ask your freshman advisor about what these requirements are
The Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Medical School Preparation option offers the broad background in fundamental science and strong problem-solving ability of a Physics degree as well as sufficient Biology and Chemistry background to meet medical school requirements. The combination of skills developed in this program is designed to provide the intellectual foundation necessary for excellence in research and the practice of medicine.
Complete degree requirements.
If you are planning to go to graduate school, consider taking graduate classes at UTA.
Apply for graduation.
Take GREs, if appropriate.
Investigate career options.
Visit Career Development Center.
Do an undergraduate or honors thesis.
Give an oral presentation at Texas APS meeting.
Get recommendation letters from your faculty mentor.
Explore potential careers online.
Apply for LSAMP or other programs.
Write a resume and do mock interviews
Visit and apply for graduate schools.
Peer Academic Leadership
Global Mavericks Program
Language Exchange Program
Tutoring and coaching
Camps for high school students
Undergraduate Research Assistantship
Contact your professors for opportunities
Find your career
What career options do I have with this major?
Diagnostic Medical Physics
Nuclear Medical Physics
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics
Therapeutic Medical Physics
Medical Health Physics
Communication: Develop and articulate ideas clearly and effectively across all mediums, including but not limited to written, oral, and digital communication.
Creativity/Ingenuity: Synthesizes existing ideas and concepts in innovative and creative ways to develop new ways of thinking or working and engage in divergent thinking and risk-taking.
Professionalism: Display effective work habits, high integrity, and ethical behavior. Possess the ability to demonstrate skills confidently and apply talents to achieve professional success.
Analyzing Data and Performing Calculations
Communication Skills: Collaborating with a Team/ Summarizing Research Outcomes
Creating and Developing Computer Simulations/ Designing Equipment to Measure Relevant Quantities
Problem-Solving Skills: Breaking Complex Problems into Manageable Tasks
Research/ Project Development Skills: Reviewing Literature and Organizing Ideas; Developing Theories and Testing Hypotheses; Integrating Theoretical Understanding; Developing New Approaches; Preparing, Writing, and Presenting Research Proposals
Technical Skills: Computer Programming/ Equipment Design / Electronics Design and Repair/ Imaging
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities.
Engage with the UTA Career Development Center at uta.edu/careers
Meet with a career consultant
Network with employers
Discover internships and co-ops
Apply for on-campus employment
Join Handshake, our career services platform
Participate in career development programs
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