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B.S. Physics

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
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Studying the Universe

Focus your physics studies on classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, quantum mechanics and thermal physics and gain hands-on experience designing and conducting experiments using the latest techniques and technologies. There are special research opportunities through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Fast Facts

  • High quality undergraduate education rooted in personal support and attention
  • Courses taught by internationally recognized faculty for their outstanding research efforts
  • Extensive instrumentation equipment for your exploration in many subareas of physics
  • Participate in faculty and graduate student research programs and summer research assistantships
  • Research physicist (government lab or high-tech industry)
  • Core technology scientist
  • Electro-optic engineer
  • Applications engineer
  • Manufacturing tools project leader
  • Reactor coolant system engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Senior noise engineer
  • Senior scientist
  • Highway designer
  • Teacher
  • Medical physicist
  • Professor (university and college level)
  • Remote sensing scientist


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Degree Prep To prepare for collegiate physics courses, we recommend you take the following courses in high school:
  • precalculus
  • trigonometry
  • calculus
  • astronomy
  • philosophy
  • computer programming
Degree Roadmap
Financial Aid

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Hands-on Learning Our program is unique in that as an undergraduate you’ll have excellent opportunities to get involved in some exciting research projects. Some of the most significant research efforts in the areas of:
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Biological physics
  • Astronomy and planetary science
  • Society of Physics Students
  • College of Science Ambassadors