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. The optional concentrations allow students to tailor their education to their career choice.
Bachelor of Science Requirements
30-45 credit hours in physic (depending on the concentration)
16 credit hours in mathematics at or above calculus
17 credit hours in other science courses
24 credit hours in general degree requirement (English, Humanities, Arts and Social
18 credit hours of electives
Getting a B.S. in physics is easier than ever with new concentrations. These concentrations tailor
the undergraduate program to the student by accepting advanced courses in other areas of
science and engineering for credit toward the physics degree. Students may select between
several concentrations for their academic work including a broad-topic traditional physics track,
an engineering physics track, and a materials science track. Concentration areas include:
Physics (for students interested in graduate school in physics)
If you are interested; please contact our undergraduate coordinator, Dr. Greg Seab
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.
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
Seab. You can download a copy of
our undergraduate advising form,
which lists the required and optional
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