May 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics and Astronomy

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Physics is the study of the properties of matter, energy, radiation, and their interactions. It is generally regarded as basic to all the natural sciences, and as such is a fundamental part of the professional preparation of biologists, chemists, engineers, and other scientists and technologists.

The major program in physics provides the foundation for a broad spectrum of challenging careers in scientific and non-scientific fields. Baccalaureate physics majors find employment opportunities such as research associates in commercial and government laboratories, sales and engineering representatives for manufacturers of technical products, industrial management trainees, and teachers at the secondary school level.

Most of ETSU’s graduates in physics continue their studies in graduate and professional schools, where they specialize in a wide variety of disciplines.

Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a major in physics with the B.S. degree. The physics major must satisfy the General Education Requirements and B.S. requirements at the beginning of the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Graduate Study

Students interested in graduate studies in physics may elect to participate in the mathematical sciences program. Further information is contained in the Graduate Catalog.

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