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Physics, Applied

Purdue University in West Lafayette

The specialties under the applied physics curriculum can range from different areas in engineering and science including geophysics and atmospheric sciences, astrophysics, computational physics, nuclear physics, material science & engineering, electrical and computer engineering and medical physics.

Individually tailored specialties may be chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. In addition, many physics majors manage to complete dual or multiple major programs. This is possible because of similar requirements between physics and several other programs like computer science, chemistry and planetary sciences.

Plan of Study

Physics, Applied Webpage

Transfer to Physics, Applied

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.

Contact Information

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1990

College of Science

Careers in Physics, Applied

  • Physics research (in academic, national or industrial laboratories)
  • Energy and nanotechnology
  • Medical physics
  • Interdisciplinary fields involving physics, mathematics and computation
  • Teaching and education
  • Technical area in industry and government

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