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Explore the underlying principles of physics

The bachelor’s degree in Physics program coursework focuses on scientific investigation, laboratory experience and research opportunities to give you hands-on experience in the field of physics. You’ll work with faculty members on research projects, which may result in your work being published in journals. Faculty members conduct research projects in a variety of areas, including complex fluids, materials science, ultra-fast physics, nuclear physics and observational astronomy.

The physics and astrophysics department offers a five-year joint program in engineering with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree in physics program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a concentration in Engineering Physics from DePaul and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from IIT.

DePaul offers a variety of combined degree options, including a combined bachelor's degree in Physics/master's in Secondary Education Physics, which allows you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.



  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Earth System Science
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Experimental Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Methods of Computational and Theoretical Physics
  • Programming Languages
  • Quantum Mechanics


  • Standard Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Interdisciplinary Physics

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Computer science
  • Electronics development
  • Engineering
  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Post-graduate study
  • Research
  • Scientific computing
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of Physics graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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