Physics Degree at SNU
The BS in Physics at SNU requires a 32-hour program, including 26 hours of “core” courses. Gain an overview of fundamental questions and principles in General Physics. Then dig deeper in the advanced courses. Round out your degree by selecting at least 6 hours from physics electives. Along the way, enter the minds of Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday, Marie Curie and Albert Einstein. Make them your intellectual companions as you learn about gravitation, magnetic induction, radioactivity and relativity. A physics degree teaches distinctive habits of mind and ways of seeing. Quantitative, evidence-based reasoning. Distinguishing the essential. Making approximations. Orchestrating intuition with inductive and deductive logic. Searching for the elegant solution. Working with colleagues on something larger than one’s self. Such skills are highly transferable and sought after by many fields. Aerospace. Geophysics. Nuclear technology. Just to name a few. At SNU we know that the complete education extends beyond the classroom. All SNU physics majors conduct directed research, attend physics conferences, and present their research. In addition, travel with your fellow students on field trips to significant destinations such as NASA, the Very Large Array radio telescopes, or the Trinity Test Site.