Degree Program Opportunities

Emory's Physics Department offers seven degree programs to choose from, listed below (please note that Physics majors who declared before the start of the Fall 2015 semester should view old requirements following this link).

BS in Physics - If you want a rigorous foundation in physics, especially if you plan to pursue graduate education in physics.

BA in Physics - If you plan to enter medicine, dentistry, law, business, teaching or another field where a physics background is an asset.

BS in Physics and Astronomy - If you plan on graduate education and a career in astronomy.

BA in Physics and Astronomy - If you are interested in studying astronomy but may pursue another career such as medicine, law or teaching.

BA in Physics for Life Sciences - If you are a pre-health student interested in physics, and you're considering a career in the healthcare professions, or you are interested in both physics and the life sciences.  Additional information can be found in our brochure.

BS in Biophysics - If you want a rigorous foundation in both physics and biophysics.  Additional information can be found in our brochure.

BS in Engineering Sciences - If you are interested in professions that interface with engineers, such as engineering management and patent law; or you are planning to pursue a graduate degree in engineering.  Three tracks are available:  Engineering Physics, Materials Science (which includes many chemistry courses), and Geosciences (which includes many courses in Environmental Science).  Additional information can be found in our brochure.

Minor in Physics

Minor in Astronomy

Comparison chart for all degrees


Prerequisite diagram 2017