The Department of Physics offers undergraduate programs leading to both BS
and BA degrees. The Bachelor of Arts program offers a specialization in
physics to students desiring a general cultural education. Flexibility in
electives also makes it possible to combine a physics major with a
concentration in other areas such as acoustics, materials science,
oceanography, premedical science, biology, chemistry, computer science,
mathematics, or business.
In January 1988, the University received
State approval to start a Ph.D program
in physics and the first doctoral
students were admitted in August 1988.
The Department is continuing to expand
its faculty and research laboratories
for this program. the M.S.T. in Physics
is also offered and is designed to train
physics teachers at secondary and junior
In May 2010, the Board of Trustees at Florida Atlantic University
Master's of Science in Medical Physics (MSMP)
program. The first students started in August 2010.
The MSMP program at FAU has officially submitted the accreditation
application to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical
Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) in fall 2012.