Bachelor of Science in Physics


The Physics program at Frostburg State University has a long history of providing students with high-quality education and preparation for challenging, in-demand careers and further graduate education. With research opportunities, creative projects and state-of-the-art facilities, the physics program can prepare you for graduate school, careers in research or academia, or careers in a wide variety of related fields.

You can choose the Traditional Track or the Engineering Physics Track, which includes courses from the engineering programs. Physics courses include:

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Introduction to Computational Physics
  • Capstone Senior Research and Seminar

Physics Highlights

  • Gain skills with the technology you will use in your professional career. The Compton Science Center is full of specialized, modern labs, including data-acquisition equipment and software that stores and analyzes your data.
  • Participate in undergraduate research and work with our experienced Ph.D. prepared faculty in an area of interest. Research areas include renewable energy, astrophysics, wireless sensors, acoustics, and computational physics.
  • Join other physics students in the Physics & Engineering Club and take part in fun projects and volunteer/outreach events.

About Our Physics Faculty

  • Learn one-on-one with professors in small classes that give you an abundance of resources and guidance.
  • Delve into a wide variety of topics in faculty-led research projects

Career Outlook for Physicists

For research and academia, physicists need a Ph.D., although physicist positions in the federal government require a bachelor's degree in physics. Many physics graduates are employed in engineering or computer science fields as well. For more information, visit the American Institute of Physics or the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Physicists.

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