Undergraduate

The Wake Forest Physics Department offers an outstanding educational program for the undergraduate student, with the option to pursue a BS in physics, a BS in biophysics, or a BA in physics. Students with interdisciplinary interests can also pursue a minor in physics.

Overview of Physics as a Major and as a Career

Physics, the most basic of the sciences, has intellectual and useful aspects. The intellectual component resides in our innate desire to understand the physical characteristics of our universe. The usefulness is evident everywhere in high-tech products and computerized communications. A degree in physics provides opportunities for challenging and exciting careers in many professions, because physics teaches skills that are transferable to these professions. 
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Programs and Requirements

The Wake Forest Physics Department offers an outstanding educational program for the undergraduate student, with the option to pursue either a BS or BA degree in physics or a BS in Biophysics. The program is designed to give the student a broad understanding of physics, with the opportunity to pursue research at the forefront of biophysicscondensed matter physicsgravitation and particle physics, and medical physics.
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Undergraduate Application and AP/IB information

Graduates from the Wake Forest Physics Department hold rewarding positions at colleges, universities, industry and government laboratories, and not-for-profit institutes. See how you can apply and what AP/IB credits are available. Visit the Wake Forest University Admissions web page for full details on how to apply to Wake Forest.
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Information for First-Year Advisers and Students

Helpful information and suggestions for first-year advisers and students, especially those interested in majoring in physics.
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Transfer Credit

Wake Forest students who want credit for physics taken elsewhere should read these guidelines. To be eligible for transfer credit, courses must meet several requirements.
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Opportunities and Awards

Scholarships and fellowships are available to students who major in physics at Wake Forest University. Students are also encouraged to work toward graduating with honors as the culmination of their research experience.
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Current Course Offerings

See the complete listing of course offerings by semester.
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