2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Department of Physics
311 Moulton Hall
Campus Box 4560
Acting Chairperson: Pete Smudde
For information about admission to this program visit the University’s Academics website.
Honors in Physics
The Honors Program seeks to facilitate customized learning for Honors students in their disciplines by offering the opportunity for students to engage in Honors education and to have Honors Learning Experiences in upper division courses. Learn more about Honors in the Major.
Degree Offered: B.S.
General Department Information
The Physics Major sequences at Illinois State University are sufficiently flexible to serve the needs of students with any of the following goals: (1) government or industrial research and development, (2) graduate study in Physics, or an allied field such as Engineering, (3) high school Physics/Science teaching, or (4) professional study in intellectual property law, patent law, or medicine.
Major in Physics
Students in the Physics major must complete one of the following sequences.
View Physics Sequence Course Requirements
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Computational Physics Sequence
Computational Physics majors should take Natural Science Alternative (NSA) General Education courses
View Computational Physics Sequence Course Requirements
Engineering Physics Dual Degree Program Sequence
The Engineering Physics Sequence allows students to earn two degrees in five years: one in physics from Illinois State and another in engineering from a partnering school
View Engineering Physics Dual Degree Program Sequence Course Requirements
Physics Teacher Education Sequence
View Physics Teacher Education Sequence Course Requirements
Minor in Physics
23 total credit hours required