Physics


department catalog page: Department of Physics

department website: Physics

department faculty: Department of Physics Directory

email: undergrad-info@physics.illinois.edu


overview of college admissions & requirements: LAS

college website: Liberal Arts & Sciences


Students interested in majoring in physics in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences may choose the Specialized Curriculum in Physics, leading to the Bachelor of Science Major in Physics, or the Physics Major, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The LAS Specialized Curriculum in Physics is designed for students who plan to pursue graduate study in physics or a closely allied field. 

The Physics Major in the Sciences and Letters Curriculum is a flexible program for students who plan to pursue technical or professional careers in areas requiring a sound grounding in physical science and mathematics. Students can use the concentration to prepare for employment immediately upon graduation or for continuing on to graduate study in a wide variety of fields. Students who are certain that they want to go on to graduate study in physics or in a closely allied field should also consider the LAS Specialized Curriculum in Physics.