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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Physics at Emory University has some of the brightest science students in the world. If you are interested in understanding the physical world-from sub-atomic particles to the cosmos--you should consider majoring in physics. All physics courses, without exception, are taught by full-time faculty members. It's easy to get involved in exciting undergraduate research projects and establish close working relationships with faculty members of your choice. Our research groups in biophysics, soft condensed matter, Condensed Matter and Optics, and theoretical physics are internationally recognized.

 Emory's Physics Department offers six-degree programs to choose from, listed below:

Comparison Chart for All Degrees


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  1. All Emory students can declare a major or minor under the Course Planning and Enrollment tile in their OPUS accounts.  You can begin the declaration of major/minor process with the form found there.
  2. The Office of the Registrar will send you an initial welcome email from the Department of Physics
  3. You will receive an email from our Sr. Academics Degree Program Coordinator, Susan Cook acknowledging receipt of your DOM/M request and also discuss assigning and advisor. You can access the people tab on the physics website for more information about our faculty.
  4. Finally, a welcome letter from us will be sent to you from Susan Cook with your Physics advisor's name and other information about our department.

Welcome to the Physics Family!  We are glad that you chose Physics as your Major/Minor.

More Details

Detailed information about the Undergraduate Program is available through the links at the top of this page. If you desire more information about the Program, please contact us by email (, or if you are in the Atlanta area, let us know.  We will be happy to introduce you to faculty, students, staff  and give a tour of our department.

Alissa Bans Headshot
Alissa Bans
Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
MSC - RM N222
Susan Cook Headshot
Susan Cook
Sr. Academic Degree Coordinator, Undergraduate
MSC - N248