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 tailored to the student's vocational goals. The plan emphasizes hands-on instruction such as instrumentation laboratory courses that provide students with experience using industry-standard tools.
- The core course requirements for the B.S. degree in Physics, Program II: Applied Physics can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin.
- Students are encouraged to use General Education, CASE, and elective courses to pursue a specialized topic of interest such as:
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- An accelerated master’s degree is available in Medical Physics and several other outside programs.
- Internships: Valuable real-world experience is gained through summer internships in industry or national laboratories.