Our majors contribute to ground breaking experiments. 

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Students graduating with a B.S. in physics are expected to speak and write well, possess critical thinking skills and have an interdisciplinary perspective that will serve them well in all aspects of their lives.


Physics: Bachelor of Science
Students majoring in physics take a traditional undergraduate physics curriculum that includes courses in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, optics and electronics.

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Physics: B.S. with Secondary Education Certification
For a teaching major in Physics, complete the Physics degree along with the appropriate teaching certification courses.

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Four-Year Program Guides

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Center for Ultra-low Background Experiments at Dakota (CUBED) will allow USD and collaborators to fully participate in experiments planned for the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF).

  • The Physics Club is USD's chapter of the National Society of Physics & Astronomy Students and sponsors guest speakers, social events, a physics fair and astronomy skywatching.

Success Stories

Success Stories

USD is big enough to have good resources and small enough to have excellent professor relations. Nick Weinandt, 2013 Graduate