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Undergraduate Physics at The Ohio State University

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Welcome to the Ohio State Department of Physics Undergraduate program website! The Physics Undergraduate program provides students an opportunity to master the four fundamental areas of physics while still being active in undergraduate research, student organizations, and other extracurricular activities. With a Bachelor's of Science in Physics, students are well prepared to start a career in design and development, teaching, or administration or to begin graduate school in applied or theoretical physics, math, astronomy, or engineering. Students may also continue their education in Law or Medical School. Whatever path students decide to take, the Department of Physics at Ohio State is determined to give students the knowledge and tools they need for their futures.

The Switch to Semesters!

The Ohio State University will switch to semesters starting Summer 2012. This has important implications for students in our Physics and Engineering Physics programs, especially if you start your undergraduate program on quarters, but you will be graduating after Spring 2011. But don't worry! We have compiled everything you need to understand the switch on the Physics Semester Transition Webpage, along with sample schedules for every possible circumstance. If you have any questions, just ask your physics advisor.

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Additional Information about the Undergraduate Physics Program

If you need more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact one of the staff below. We would be happy to help!

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Richard E. Hughes
Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies
1040L Physics Research Building
Phone: (614) 292-3885
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Lindsey N. Thaler
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies
1142 Physics Research Building
Phone: (614) 247-1635
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Robin L. Wyatt
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
1040K Physics Research Building
Phone: (614) 292-8523

Mailing Address:

Office of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Physics
1040L Physics Research Building
The Ohio State University
191 W. Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1117
(614) 292-8523