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Applied Physics Majors and Minors


The Department of Engineering-Physics-Systems offers a cross-disciplinary program in applied physics that combines the traditional physics program with courses in systems science.  The program builds skills in problem solving, planning, and technical management while preparing students for a variety of career and/or graduate study options. 

Career possibilities for applied physics majors include:

  • medicine
  • law
  • forensics
  • technical writer
  • data analyst
  • statistician
  • research


A major is offered in applied physics which leads to the bachelor of science degree. In addition, the College offers a major in physics/secondary education which leads to the bachelor of arts degree.

A minor in applied physics is available. 

For a listing of course descrip​tions and degree requirements, please see the course catalog.

Bachelor of Sc​​ience


 Clare Boothe Scholarships

​PC​ recently received its first major grant award from th​e Clare Booth​e L​uce Program at the Henry Luce Foundation. The award will sup​port eight Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarships in chemistry​, appl​ied physics, mathematics, or computer science for excepti​ona​​l senior female students.