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Applied Physics (Undergraduate Certificate)

Offered by the Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the Program

Open to undergraduate degree and nondegree students. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied toward an undergraduate degree program.

Certificate Requirements

  • 18 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 9 credit hours at the 300-level or above, with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 12 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit.

Course Requirements



  • 9 credit hours in elective courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level or above, including courses outside of physics in relevant areas of technology, society, and policy, as approved by the department.