The acceleration of advances at the frontier between physics, engineering and technology creates a need for interdisciplinary training and research that is not readily accommodated by traditional single-focus programs in physics. Bringing fundamental physics together with its immediate applications, the BS in applied physics is attractive to students whose interests span new physical technologies in industry and engineering. The degree combines physics, computer science and applied mathematics to tackle complex real-life problems in physics, material sciences, engineering, chemistry and others.
The growing presence of Intel and other high-tech companies in the east valley and metropolitan Phoenix presents a unique opportunity to enhance the students’ interaction with industry. Given the importance of hands-on experience, the degree program offers a series of unique courses allowing students interactive involvement in a project-based environment.