Who should major in Physics?
Are you curious how the world works? Congratulations. You’ve found us! We have three tracks and one specialization to meet your career needs.
Are you interested in an advanced degree in Engineering? Physics education provides rigorous curriculum, mathematical skills, laboratory techniques, and undergraduate research opportunities for your success in Master’s and PhD degree programs in any field in Engineering.
Pre-Med, Pre-Law, pre-MBA students: Physics graduates score the second highest in MCAT, LSAT and GMAT tests among all disciplines.
Science or physics teachers: SDSU Department of Physics offers an approved SD Education Certification.
Physics is the foundation of almost all of the science and engineering disciplines. If you are a student in biological science, health science, engineering, mathematics, and physical science we have courses appropriate for you. Whether you are interested in a career in physics research, education, engineering, medicine, nuclear medicine, law, science journalism or alternatively many other choices, a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics could be the choice for you. Others will find it more appropriate to combine the physics major, or a minor in Physics, or a minor in Nuclear Engineering with another major (EE/ME/CE/Computer Science).
Who should double-major in Physics
Engineering students in ME/CE/EE: Engineering students double-majoring in Physics will have not only the practical knowledge of respective engineering field, but also the fundamental understanding behind the technologies of tomorrow. The knowledge of modern physics and quantum mechanics will make you become a true leader in any engineering fields.
Computer Science: Physics built the hardware of the computers in the past. Physics invented the present internet. Physics will rule the future with Quantum computing.
Physics Alumni Heather Peters shares her decision to attend SDSU - Physics, classes that shaped her future, and advice for prospective students who also are interested in answering the questions of today.
Physics Alumni Scott Carey shares his decision to attend SDSU - Physics, classes that shaped his future, and advice for prospective students who also are interested in answering the questions of today.
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