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Physics Department working with Jefferson Lab to build multiple particle detectors.

Department of PhysicsPlan of Study

Plan of Study sheets show the courses required for graduation with a physics major. Five "tracks" are offered:

Concentration A: For students intending to go on to graduate school in physics.

Concentration B: For students intending to pursue a job in industry; or technical sales.

Concentration C: A teacher preparation program for students intending to teach K-12.

Concentration D: A five year, dual degree program in Physics and Electrical Engineering.

Concentration E: A five-year Bachelor of Science in Physics and Master of Business Administration dual degree program.

We also offer a Certificate of Career Experience

The catalog year can be any year including or after the date you entered ODU, but not more than six years earlier than your graduation date:

Requirements for a Physics Major

Requirements for a Physics Minor

Physics 231N: University Physics 1

Physics 232N: University Physics II

Physics 319: Analytical Mechanics

Physics 323: Modern Physics

Physics Electives: Any physics courses level 300 or above (6 credits)


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