The Department of Physics awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Physics which provides
students with a high quality, broadly-based education. Physicists are typically employed in high-
tech, research and development positions in industry, government laboratories or education. For
more information on careers in Physics, check out the American Physical Society's website for
career pages for physics students and those interested in career opportunities with a physics
degree. There are nine hours of science or engineering electives plus 19 additional free electives
which gives students the flexibility to choose a minor or to tailor their education to their career
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements (120 hours total)
22 credit hours in basic sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science)
31 credit hours in advanced physics
9 credit hours science or engineering electives
15 credit hours math
24 credit hours in general degree requirement (English, Humanities, Arts and Social
19 credit hours of electives
Click here for the detailed requirements
Four-year plan of study
A plan of study for the BS in Physics is given here.
Minor in Physics
An undergraduate minor in physics may be obtained by completing 18 credit hours in physics
with a grade of C or better in each course. The last nine hours must be earned at UNO and
courses must be approved by the Department of Physics. Upon completion of degree
requirements, the minor in physics is listed on the student's transcript. For additional information,
students may see the physics undergraduate advisor, Dr. Greg Seab (SC 2014), or the physics
department office (SC 1021).
There are many opportunities for undergraduates to perform research in our research labs.
Check out our research page to find out about the theoretical and experimental projects going on
in our department. Contact the individual faculty members to find out about opportunities for paid
undergraduate research positions or doing research for credit.
At the completion of the BS program, every should understand advanced concepts in classical
mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics; be able to
communicate scientific knowledge in oral and written form; be able to effectively conduct
independent research including error and data analysis; and be able to solve physical problems
using advanced mathematical techniques.
You can apply for admission on-line
For more information, contact
Dr. Greg Seab
Department of Physics
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70148
Undergraduates needing to be
advised should contact our
Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Greg
Course descriptions of the all offered
courses in Physics can be found in
the UNO Catalog. The complete
catalog is available on-line.
The University of New Orleans
Chapter of the SOCIETY OF
PHYSICS STUDENTS (UNO SPS),
often known as the physics club, is a
professional and social organization
for students interested in physics,
regardless of major.
SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS