The Physics Department at Indiana University Bloomington offers an alternative to the traditional Bachelor of Science degree curriculum through the Applied Physics option. This practical program prepares students for high-tech physics jobs in industry and medicine and is an excellent precursor to graduate programs in engineering and other applications of physics.
Key Program Features:
- Specialized Curriculum
- Applied Physics provides a more flexible curriculum that can be taylored to the student's vocational goals. The plan emphasizes hands-on instruction such as P350, an instrumentation laboratory that provides students with experience using industry-standard tools.
- Students are encouraged to use elective courses to pursue specialized topics such as accelerator science, astrophysics, atmospheric science, biophysics, geophysics, green energy, health physics, materials science, medical physics, physics education, and physics entrepreneurship. Select a topic to see suggested courses.
- Accelerated master’s degree in Medical Physics
- Internships: Students gain valuable real-world experience through summer internships in industry or national laboratories.