BS in Physics

The Department of Physics offers a Bachelor's degree in Physics. The program is rooted in the exceptionally strong world class research program in the department in areas such as:

  • Gravitational Wave Astronomy
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Applied Optics and Lasers
  • Nano-sciences
  • Astroinformatics
  • Biophysics

The department has established high standards in education by incorporating undergraduate research into the curriculum right from the beginning. There are six states of the art laboratories in the department that house some of the most powerful lasers, remote control access to the world's largest radio telescope, atomic force microscopes, cryogenic materials research devices, and very powerful computer clusters.

To join the physics department, new students can apply to UTRGV and current students can contact the physics department undergraduate committee.

For more information, contact:

Undergraduate Committee Chair
Dr. Nicholas Dimakis
ESCNE 3.617
(956) 665-8761
Edinburg campus


Program of Study

UTRGV Bachelor of Science in Physics program of study (PDF).


Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate physics majors are encouraged to participate in research projects with department faculty. Please see a list of department research areas and contact faculty directly for research opportunities.


Scholarship Opportunities