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About the Physics Program at TROY

If you are looking for a degree program that will open the door to careers in engineering, research, medicine, or education, Troy University’s Bachelor of Science in Physics may hold the key for you. Whether you are looking for a degree that will equip you to succeed in today’s competitive job market or looking for a solid foundation for graduate-level study, TROY will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary for success.

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Relevant Courses and Hands-On Opportunities

TROY physics faculty members have expertise in theoretical physics, optics and nuclear physics and provide individualized attention for students. Faculty members frequently perform experimental demonstrations during classes to help ground students’ knowledge in real-world phenomena. Physics majors will take coursework in mechanics, modern physics, optics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism and quantum mechanics. In addition, the department offers advanced undergraduate courses in special relativity, general relativity, black holes and nuclear physics. Students will also have the opportunity to design and run undergraduate laboratory experiments.

What Can I Do with a Physics Degree?

Many physics-related careers involve technical skill with electronics, interpretation of data and mathematical modeling. Potential careers for the physics graduate include: professional physicist, astronomer, nuclear engineer, biotechnologist, financial analyst, educator, research with a defense contractor, optical scientist, patent attorney, chief engineer and director of technology. However, physics majors can be found in some of the most diverse occupations—19 percent are found in computer occupations, 19 percent in management occupations, 14 percent in engineering occupations and 9 percent in sales occupations.
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Bachelor of Science in Physics Curriculum

While specific courses may vary from year to year, coursework may include:
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Physics Program Locations

For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756

Build In-Demand Skills for In-Demand Jobs

The physics major requires 65 hours in general studies, 18 hours in a minor subject of study and 37 hours in the major field. The major includes a solid foundation in fundamental physics and an up-to-date curriculum taught by an expert faculty committed to helping students succeed. Graduates of the TROY physics program will be equipped to:

  • Think analytically and solve problems.
  • Interpret data and implement mathematical models.
  • Understand principles that govern the interaction between matter, energy, time and space.
  • Apply knowledge of physics to problems in astrophysics, electronics, optics, engineering and nuclear and atomic phenomena.

Physics graduates generally see approximately 94 percent employment rates one year after graduation. Roughly half of the graduates go into the private sector and enter the workforce in the fields of engineering, civilian government laboratory research, computer or information systems, natural sciences or other science, technology engineering and mathematics fields.
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Careers in Physics

Physics degree holders will find employment opportunities ranging from Research to Engineer to Astronomer.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Govind Menon

Dr. Govind Menon

Dr. Menon serves as chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, Director of the School of Science and Technology, and Director of the Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences.

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