Many of our undergraduate physics majors participate in research projects.
The UNCG Spitz projector projects the stars, planets, Sun, and Moon onto the interior of our 20-foot dome. The planetarium is operated by the Department of Physics and Astronomy for the benefit of UNCG students and the Greensboro community.
While UNCG does not have an engineering school, we provide a great 2-year preparation in basic physics and mathematics that will allow a student to transfer to one of North Carolina’s outstanding engineering schools to complete an engineering degree.
In addition to getting post-graduate degrees (42% PhD, 23% terminal MS), some have used skills obtained as physics majors to get jobs in web development and computer programming. Our alumni have jobs at the EPA, DOE, and as university faculty. Physics majors can use their experience with technology, computer programming, and instrumentation to get jobs as engineers. To see a schedule of the courses you would take to get a degree in physics, click above on Undergraduate Program.
Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Iowa