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Undergraduate Physics Program Information

Majors and Curriculums

Physics

The B.S. degree in Physics provides students with a sound foundation in the fundamental theoretical and experimental scientific principles. At Rensselaer, undergraduate students are integrated into our various research programs as part of their studies.

Applied Physics

The Applied Physics B.S. Curriculum allows students to concentrate their studies in some particular area, in conjunction with a sound foundation in Physics. This concentration is determined after consultation with your academic advisor, and appears explicitly on your degree diploma. An enormous variety of concentrations are possible.

Minors for Physics Majors

Astrobiology

Minors for Non-Physics Majors

Astronomy
Astrophysics
Physics

Concentrations

We allow students to concentrate their studies in some particular area, in conjunction with a sound foundation in Physics. This concentration is determined after consultation with your academic advisor, and appears explicitly on your degree diploma. An enormous variety of concentrations are possible, including:

Optics
Microelectronics
Nuclear Science
Computing
Biology and Medicine
Environmental Science
Space Science

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