The Physics program at UTC is designed to help the student develop a career in one of several opportunities described above. A faculty of diverse interest areas offers courses that provide a well-rounded undergraduate degree in physics. All our graduates will have taken classical core courses in physics, that involves collecting data in the laboratory fitted with modern facilities, appropriate for an undergraduate degree. Our observatory offers students to gaze at the stars and augments courses in Astronomy. Interested students perform collaborative research with faculty and use equipment at our laboratories, at national laboratories such as at Oak Ridge and at Huntsville, and at other universities. Six separate scholarships managed by the department are offered to deserving and qualified majors. Typically our undergraduate program is a steppingstone for students that purse graduate studies. Many physics and astronomy Ph.D. holders begin their careers in a temporary postdoctoral research position, which typically lasts 2 to 3 years. Some students use their undergraduate physics degree to pursue allied programs in biophysics, biochemistry, engineering, and computer science. Few become high school teachers.

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