Physics (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Physics examines the forces that give structure to galaxies, the particles that create matter, and scientific theories that help us understand our universe.

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The undergraduate physics program provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in physics, as well as strong background for success in other professions, including patent and intellectual law, health physics, business, entrepreneurship, medicine, and research in other areas of science.

Gain experience with experimental techniques, instrumentation, and measurement processes while developing mathematical, computational, and analytical skills. This interdisciplinary program provides the knowledge, skills, and experiences to clear a path toward achieving career goals.

The rigorous interdisciplinary nature of the program prepares graduates with an understanding of how physics is interrelated with biology, chemistry, computational sciences, and engineering. Graduates are prepared for entry into positions in industrial, medical, and other research laboratories and for graduate study in biophysics, solid state physics, or high-energy physics.

Program Overview

The undergraduate physics program provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in physics, as well as strong background for success in other professions. Gain experience with experimental techniques, instrumentation, and measurement processes while developing mathematical, computational, and analytical skills.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into positions in industrial, medical, and other research laboratories. Graduate study opportunities in areas such as biophysics, condensed matter physics, solid state physics, or high-energy physics are also possible after graduation.

  • Accelerator operator
  • Applications engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Design engineer
  • High school physics teacher
  • Lab technician
  • Laser engineer

Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the B.S. in physics program. Consult your academic adviser to transfer into the program.