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 choice.  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 Sciences) 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).

Undergraduate Research

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. Learning Objectives 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 at For more information, contact Dr. Greg Seab Undergraduate Coordinator 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 Seab. 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. [More information...]
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