You can find a complete list of courses by semester on the Course Book page, as well as syllabi, textbook list, course evaluations, instructors’ C.V. and other information.

Undergraduate ProgramsStudent researchers Christine, Omar and Clint are Society of Physics Students members.

Physics Fact Sheet – Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Physics
Undergraduate catalog:
Department of Physics BA/BS
Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Advising
It is recommended that all students meet with their academic advisor at least once per semester to discuss degree requirements, course selection, time management, study skills, difficulties with coursework, career opportunities, and personal concerns.  Dr. Lindsay King is the faculty advisor for physics majors.  She would like to meet with all first-semester students, particularly freshman, to welcome you and discuss any questions you may have about the Physics department, the program of studies, or anything else that may concern you.  Upperclassmen are encouraged to see Dr. King one or two more times while working towards their bachelor’s degree.  Her door is usually open and you are welcome to come in any time to discuss any interests or problems you may have.  To be sure she will be there, it would be best to email her for an appointment at [email protected].

Degree Flow Charts

Student Success Center (SSC) offers peer-led study sessions, one-on-one tutoring, leadership opportunities and other resources to promote academic success at UT Dallas.

UTeach OptionEarn your physics degree and teaching certification all at the same time through UTeach Dallas.

The UTeach Option may be added to the BA/BS degree in Physics. UTeach Dallas Option degree plans are streamlined to allow students to complete both an undergraduate degree in science or math and all course work for middle or high school teacher certification in four years. Teaching Option degrees require deep content knowledge combined with courses grounded in the latest research on math and science education. While most graduates go on to classroom teaching, UTeach alums are also prepared to enter graduate school and to work in discipline related industry.

BS/MS Fast Track

For students interested in pursuing graduate studies in physics, the Physics Department offers an accelerated BS / MS Fast Track that involves taking graduate courses in lieu of several advanced undergraduate courses.

To start the registration process, see NSM advising. Permission is also needed from the Associate Dean of NSM, the Dean of Graduate Studies, and the Physics Graduate Department head. Forms must be completed in time to register for the courses in question in accordance with the UTD academic calendar, so please plan accordingly.

For general programmatic information on the Physics Fast Track, see Dr. Jason Slinker ([email protected]), Physics Undergraduate Program Head and Undergraduate Program Advisor.

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Physics

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
Graduate students conduct research in a wide variety of physics labs at UT Dallas.

The university’s general admission requirements are discussed on the Graduate Admission page.

Graduate catalog:
Department of Physics MS/PhD

18 Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs

All students must meet their advisors each semester
to determine course prerequisites, course content, enrollment, degree completion, and similar matters. Your MS/PhD Graduate Advisor is Professor Phillip C. Anderson, PhD.