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Undergraduate Physics Program

Prospective Physics Majors

Physics provides the conceptual skeleton built on by the other sciences and engineering. Energy, mass, momentum, forces, fields - these ideas form the basis of physical reality. The physicist is trained to see the heart of the problem, to strip through layers of complexity to basic principles with insight and rigor. These skills can be as useful in a law office or a boardroom as in a laboratory.

A physics degree is a mark of major intellectual achievement and a gateway to a thousand careers.

The physics major at NC State combines the resources of a major research university with the ambience of a small college. Our ratio of physics majors to faculty of about 3 to 1 allows us to offer small classes, personal attention, and unparalleled opportunities for involvement in research.

If you are thinking about majoring in physics at NCSU, here is some important information that you should consider.