B.S. in Physics


This degree program is one of the best-equipped, compelling, and most active physics programs of any undergraduate institution in the nation. Our program is extremely flexible with 13 hours of general elective along with 18 hours of support field electives. This flexibility enables students to tailor their degree to pursue various interests, or pursue professional goals using one of our six specialty tracks, which are:

  • Astronomy
  • Classical (Double Major)
  • Medical Physics/Pre-Professional
  • 9-12 Math/Physics Teacher
  • 9-12 Physics/Chemistry
  • Nuclear Engineering

Designed With You in Mind

In addition to outstanding facilities and academic support, the Tarleton State University Physics Program also offers:

  • Unique research opportunities
  • Unique physics and nuclear engineering courses
  • Freshman academic scholarships of up to $9,000 a year


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Program Objectives

Our department strives to emphasize the personal bond between students and faculty. Through personalized counseling, we strongly encourage our students to identify their preferences by choosing a track that will prepare them for both professional and academic challenges. Tarleton’s faculty members are dedicated to meet the needs of all students, and will be consistent in making every effort to be responsive and progressive.

Coursework Highlights

ClassNumberClass Name
PHYS1403Stars and Galaxies
PHYS3332Electromagnetic Field Theory
PHYS3350Medical Physics I
PHYS4303Astronomy and Astrophysics 
PHYS4330Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers
PHYS4337Nuclear Physics and Techniques
MATH3306Differential Equations
MATH3332Linear Algebra

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.