Physics has broad applications in a number of fields and physics grads are in demand in a variety of occupations. Our graduates have continued on in graduate programs in physics, chemistry, and mathematics; have entered medical and law schools; and have found employment in industry.
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Courses are shared with the physics programs at South Dakota State University and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Students majoring in physics at USD take a traditional undergraduate physics curriculum that includes courses in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, optics and electronics.
As the only physics major in the state housed in a College of Arts & Sciences, the program includes the rich tradition of the liberal arts. 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.