Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography

For Prospective Students

Ours is a small department and our graduates are glad they choose to major in physics. Students with a bachelor's degree in physics often receive some of the top starting salaries after graduating from college. The most marketable skills that physics majors have are their analytical and problem solving skills.

If you are planning to take the calculus sequence, MAT 161-162, you should also take PHY 201-202 sometime in your first two years at UNCW. This prepares you to try out physics in time for a major, or double major, makes you more marketable, and prepares you for other science courses.

Learn more about the advantages to being a physics major - come see us and discuss your options.