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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Physics & Astronomy

Degree Programs

Physics & Astronomy

Degree Programs

We offer several tracks in physics and astronomy at the University of Denver, tailored to a wide variety of interests.

Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Physics provides education to the most advanced undergraduate level and is strongly recommended for all those who will ultimately seek advanced degrees in physics or astronomy, pursue careers in applied physics, or carry out scientific studies related to environmental problems. Within the BS program, students may choose to pursue a concentration in biological physics, computational physics, or nanophysics for a broader experience.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Physics is ideal for those who wish to combine physics or astronomy with other interests, such as science teaching at the secondary level, art, music or philosophy. This program provides excellent preparation for medical or law school and is recommended for some careers in astronomy-related or environment-related areas.

The Undergraduate Bulletin contains more details about the BA and BS degrees in Physics and can be found at here.

Requirements for the Distinction in the Physics major can be found here.

Quarter-by-quarter course planner for BA and BS degrees can be found here.

Dual-Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Physics/Master of Science in Engineering (BS/MS) program allows a student to complete both a BS in physics and an MS in Engineering in only five years. This is an attractive option for those who want to combine a strong theoretical background with experience in engineering applications.

For more information on this program, please contact a Physics and Astronomy adviser. Students interested in this option should discuss it with an adviser as early as possible in their undergraduate careers.

Graduate Programs

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science in Physics are described in detail in the Graduate Bulletin. This information can be found here.