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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Expanding the frontiers of knowledge and serving society.
Physics is the study of space, time, energy, and matter at all scales ranging from those describing subatomic particles to the evolution and structure of the universe as a whole!

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Why Earn a Computational Physics Degree?

UNT's Bachelor of Science in Physics with a concentration in computational physics provides you the flexibility to pursue a physics degree with an emphasis on computational skills. This concentration emphasizes the basics of computational programing and its applications in solving practical problems.

The coursework and related research help hone your analytical, math and communication skills for careers working with students, clients and co-workers with backgrounds in other fields. Students in this concentration will have a solid understanding of physics and also know how to solve problem through computational skills.

Marketable Skills
  • Solve open-ended problems
  • Apply structured scientific methods
  • Analyze data for complex problems
  • Communicate complex information effectively
  • Work independently to meet deadlines

Computational Physics Degree Highlights

UNT's experienced Physics faculty are actively involved in path-finding research. Our undergraduate physics students often participate in pathfinding research projects.
Because of this research activity, undergraduates are often involved in groundbreaking projects conducted in our state-of-the-art facilities.
The low student-to-faculty ratio in upper-level courses allows you to receive personal attention from faculty members and to interact closely with your peers.
You can meet others who share your interest in physics through the Society of Physics Students. The organization conducts field trips and invites guest speakers to meetings.
The department’s weekly Physics Colloquium presents research overviews and descriptions of work by leading professionals in the field.
UNT Physics students have a wide range of available physics jobs while studying for their undergraduate degree.

Computational Physics Degree Courses You Could Take

Intermediate Computational Modeling of Physical Systems (3 hrs)
Theory and hands-on implementation of computational approaches to solve problems related to classical mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, oscillations, electromagnetic fields, simple random problems, and thermal systems.
Computer Based Physics (3 hrs)
Symbolic and numerical derivations and solutions to single and multiple, linear and nonlinear, differential and partial differential equations. Probability densities and Monte Carlo methods. Random walk and classical trajectory simulations.
Quantum Mechanics (3 hrs)
Origins of the modern theory of atomic structure; Schroedinger’s formulation of non-relativistic, single-particle quantum mechanics and application to simple systems; the one-electron atom.
Physics, Computation and Software Applications (3 hrs)
Computer programming for applications in physics as well as the physics underlying computation and its physical implementation.

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