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Programs of Study

The Physics major has four sequences:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Physics program is suitable for students intending to continue physics or related studies in graduate school. See degree plan.
  • The Liberal Arts Physics program is a flexible program that prepares students for a wide range of careers. The analytic and problem-solving training that physics provides has proven to be widely applicable to areas as diverse as finance and law. See degree plan.
  • The Biophysics Pre-Health is a program for students who have a strong interest in physics and mathematics but who envision careers in health professions, as well as medical physics (non-MD), biophysics, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering. The flexible course plan can be tailored to specific career goals.. See degree plan.
  • The Pre-Engineering Physics concentration is a dual-degree program with students completing their engineering degrees at another institution. Students acquire their pre-engineering training at Loyola and then transfer to a school of engineering to complete their studies. Loyola will, upon official certification of student’s engineering degree, award the B.S. Physics degree.See degree plan.

Students are also encouraged to participate in Physics research.

Minor in Physics

Designed for students studying another specialty but looking for a physics component to complement their studies. It only takes 17-19 credit hours to complete your minor in physics. See minor plan.

Teacher Education

Physics Liberal Arts is one of the majors accepted by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for which students can seek secondary grades certification in Science (grades 6-12). Students preparing for certification in this area complete the Physics Liberal Arts concentration plus the focus-area courses for teacher education. See the degree plan here, and the list of teacher-education course descriptions here

Physics course information

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