FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA
MATH 3318 or MATH 3319
BIOL 1441, CHEM 1442, or 4hr GEOL course for majors
UNIV 1131 or 1101
COMPUTER SCIENCE: CSE 1310, PHYS 2321 or MATH 3345
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS
Beginning the Journey
Trailblazing the Path
Be Bold. Be Ambitious. Set Yourself Apart.
Join the Honors College, if appropriate.
Pursue summer internship.
Join SPS and/or Olympic Mons.
Explore undergraduate research possibilities.
Discover the library's resources.
Attend Planetarium shows.
Attend colloquia of interest.
*You can ask your freshman advisor about what these requirements are
Global Mavericks Program
Language Exchange Program
Meet physics advisor and map out your four-year schedule; revise as needed.
Mix in core courses to maintain healthy schedule.
Consider taking required science class(es) in summer to maintain schedule flexibility.
The Bachelor of Science in Physics with an Engineering Emphasis allows students to augment a rigorous training in physics with the choice of a minor in a suitable engineering discipline, thus combining a theoretical understanding of physics with an applied aspect more appropriate for engineering careers often chosen by physics majors.
Tutoring and coaching
Review University requirements for physics majors and investigate different flavors of physics majors.
Verify that your math background is sufficient for a physics major (calculus level).
Make first draft of your four-year plan (collaborate with a professor/advisor).
Consider working in physics clinic.
Consider becoming an SI leader.
Consider becoming a tutor.
Participate in undergraduate research; get a
Attend a Texas APS meeting.
Join a club or service fraternity/sorority.
Present a poster on your undergraduate research at ACES and/or Texas APS meetings.
Apply for Physics Department scholarships, REUs, or other summer programs.
Take a leadership position in a club.
Represent the department in variety of activities.
Investigate career options.
Visit Lockheed Martin Career Development Center.
Camps for high school students
Peer Academic Leadership
Undergraduate Research Assistantship
Contact your professors for opportunities
Complete degree requirements.
Apply for graduation.
Do an undergraduate or honors thesis.
Give an oral presentation at Texas APS meeting.
Get recommendation letters from your faculty mentor.
Explore potential careers online.
Apply for LSAMP or other programs.
Write a resume and do mock interview.
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities
Engage with the UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center at uta.edu/careers
Meet with a career consultant
Network with employers
Discover internships and co-ops
Apply for on-campus employment
Join Handshake, our career services platform
Participate in career development programs
Analyzing Data and Performing Calculations
Communication Skills: Collaborating With a Team/Summarizing Research Outcomes
Creating and Developing Computer Simulations/Designing Equipment to Measure Relevant Quantities
Problem-Solving Skills: Breaking Complex Problems into Manageable Tasks
Technical Skills: Computer Programming/Equipment Design/Electronics Design and Repair/Imaging.
Research / Project Development Skills: Reviewing Literature and Organizing Ideas; Developing Theories and Testing Hypotheses; Integrating Theoretical Understanding; Developing New Approaches; Preparing, Writing and Presenting Research Proposals
What career options do I have with this major?
Communication: Develop and articulate ideas clearly and effectively across all mediums, including but not limited to written, oral, and digital communication.
Creativity/Ingenuity: Synthesizes existing ideas and concepts in innovative and creative ways to develop new ways of thinking or working; engages in divergent thinking and risk-taking.
Professionalism: Display effective work habits, high integrity, and ethical behavior. Possess the ability to demonstrate skills confidently and apply talents to achieve professional success.
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