Areas of Study

Physics & Astronomy

Do you ever wonder about the fundamental laws of nature, about space and time, black holes or the origin of the universe? Would you like to learn about crazy new materials, or get involved in cutting-edge research that may open the doors to entirely new technologies? If so, then you should consider majoring in Physics & Astronomy.

UTSA’s Physics & Astronomy Program

At UTSA, you can earn either a B.A. or B.S. in Physics. You can also earn a Minor in Physics and/or in Astronomy. The programs offer a complete curriculum of advanced courses such as Classical Mechanics and Statistical Thermodynamics, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Mathematical Physics, Astrophysics and Space Physics, as well as advanced electives in a variety of topics. The degrees provide opportunities for several career fields, but the B.S. is recommended if you’re planning to pursue graduate studies in physics or related subjects.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

What can I do with a Physics major?

Marketable Skills


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Math & Physics Major

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Physics Major

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