The plan in Physics leads to the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree at the undergraduate
level. Our location and the connections our faculty have with National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) and allied aerospace industry allow UHCL to offer
students unique research opportunities. In addition to our Physics B.S., we also offer
a sub-plan in Engineering Physics, specifically designed for students interested in
pursuing a career in engineering. The Houston-Galveston area is a thriving center
for many science-intensive industries, from aerospace to petrochemical; thus, the
demand for professionals with knowledge of physics is high. Local industries in Houston
provide a huge potential to employ individuals with a B.S. in Physics, in addition
to the increasing demand for physics teachers in high schools. This demand is also
expected to grow dramatically over the next decade. An undergraduate degree in Physics
would enable the students to progress into graduate programs in Physics, Astronomy
or Engineering. Students may select electives in areas of particular interest.
Physics is a very broad discipline, which can lead to a variety of career options.
UHCL Physics program provides several areas where students can develop a degree plan
to support their specific career goals. Some of these focus areas include:
- Space Physics
- Computational Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Materials Science
- Physics Education
Courses needed to support these focus areas are chosen in consultation with a physics
advisor and faculty member from a different program.