Degree Programs in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Through the College of Arts and Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy via one of the following concentrations
- Applied Physics track
- Astronomy and astrophysics track
- Professional track
- Bachelor of Arts in Physics & Astronomy
- Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science (includes physics and atmospheric science core courses).
- Students may also obtain a Minor in Physics
The undergraduate handbook offers help navigating the department.
Apply for undergraduate admission to the University of Louisville.
- BS/MS accelerated (5 year) degree in Physics and Astronomy
- Master of Science (MS) in Physics and Astronomy
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics and Astronomy
- Other PhD options are available via cooperative programs in Chemical Physics, Applied Mathematics and the University of Kentucky.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA), Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) or Fellowships are available to support most students.
- We have 16 full-time faculty, all holding Ph.D.'s and active in research. We also have a number of active emeritus faculty, visiting scholars, and adjunct faculty.
- We typically have 15-25 graduate students working on their advanced degrees in physics. Most are supported as teachings assistants or research assisstants.
- We have over 60 undergradraduate majors in physics and many students pursuing minors in physics.
- Faculty, staff, and students develop a strong sense of community through numerous activities such as sports activites, picnics, and public lectures.