As a Physics student, you will explore the fundamental principles governing our universe. Basic courses in physics, mathematics, and chemistry will help you set a foundation for the understanding of classical and modern physics and their applications to biology and biomedical diagnostics.

  • Jump into research as an undergraduate by working with faculty and graduate students on topics like optical spectroscopy and imaging, microscopy, nanoscience, biophysics, biomedical diagnostics.
  • Explore the opportunities to participate in biophysics research at TCU and the Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Nanomedicine (CFTN) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, and become a part of the fight against cancer, asthma, cystic fibrosis, cardiovascular and other diseases.
  • Learn computer modeling and mathematical analysis of complex processes in the human body, or study those on the scale of a single molecule.
  • Discover internships with companies in the area like Lockheed Martin, Smith & Nephew, and Motorola, and participate in summer research at TCU and universities across the country.

Course Examples by Year


Physics I and II
Calculus I and II
Introduction to Programming for Engineering and Science
Introduction to Computer Science for Scientists


Modern Physics
Biomedical Imaging
Linear Algebra
Calculus III
General Chemistry


Introduction to Solid State
Material Science
Elements of Quantum Mechanics
Special Problems in Physics or Junior Research


Thermal Physics
Electromagnetic Fields
Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics
Math courses
Senior Research

An emphasis of Physics with a Secondary Concentration in the Biomedical Field in both BS and BA is available for students interested in Pre-Health Professions or Biophysics Graduate Programs.

Where Graduates Go

Recent Physics graduates pursue graduate study in physics or engineering. Others work in industries such as scientific instrumentation, aerospace, and defense.