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Opportunities abound! The Department of Physics at Oregon State University offers degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics within the College of Science. Several options to the Physics B.S. degree are available, including Applied Physics, Biological Physics, Chemical Physics, Computational Physics, Geophysics, Mathematical Physics, Optical Physics, and Physics Education. We also offer a minor in Physics.
|Our undergraduate program provides a modern approach to physics and a variety of interactive class formats. Paradigms in Physics, the junior year sequence, is a series of six 5-week courses based on central concepts in Physics. Capstones in Physics is the senior-year program, designed to help students consolidate, broaden, and deepen their understanding of the subjects introduced in the junior year. Undergraduate research is an essential component of the curriculum. All students do a senior thesis research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The thesis constitutes the writing-intensive component of the major for Physics majors.