Bachelor of Science; Also available as a dual degree (Physics and Engineering) in conjunction with other institutions.
Concentration: Teaching certification in secondary education; business
Why should I choose UWG's Physics program?
- Close interaction with the faculty in upper level courses and projects.
- Graduates of the UWG physics program have done well in graduate school and in physics related jobs.
- Physics majors have presented results at local, state and regional meetings. Several have published results in physics journals. Physics students often receive the award for the most outstanding papers at the annual meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science.
- A group of physical students flew a project in NASA’s zero gravity program in July 2006.
- The first carbon nanotubes and other nanocrystals produced on campus were grown by faculty and students of the Department of Physics.
- One professor has published a book for a junior level mechanics class.
Are there any special opportunities available?
- Physics is a basic science and a gateway to many fields such as Engineering, Computers, Education and Medicine.
- The experience of working on research projects with a member of the faculty and giving talks at a professional meeting is special for the students.
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
- With a B.S. in physics, students may also have jobs in industry, government labs, consulting and secondary school teaching.
- Graduates with an advanced degree or skills should find good opportunities in research, education and consulting.
- Further Education
- Graduates in physics can attend graduate school and earn a Masters or Ph.D. in physics or engineering or other fields.
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
- The department has a strong Physics/Engineering Club. The club hosts speakers, schedules tours to facilities throughout the state, and has social activities, such as movie nights, the chair’s picnic in the fall, a lunch at the end of the fall semester, and a cookout at the end of the academic year.
- Outstanding students may be inducted into the physics honorary society, Sigma Pi Sigma.
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
- Well equipped classrooms and laboratories; up-to-date computer equipment and software; and an on-campus observatory.
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
- Each member of the faculty holds a Ph.D. One faculty member is a nuclear physicist (spectroscopy), two are solid state physics experimentalists, one is a theoretical solid state physicist, and one is a quantum field theorist.
- Faculty interests are mainly concentrated on projects where students can get involved in research projects. Theoretical research exists in the area of semiconductor physics and problems associated with the electronic properties of semiconductor two-dimensional systems.
- Two of the faculty are working on Nanotechnology Projects.