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Physics Related Majors

There are 9 concentrations within physics alone. For those wishing to broaden their search, physics is but one of 7 related majors within the broader Physical Sciences field of study.

Physics Focus Areas

Explore reports on the most popular concentrations physics has to offer.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Physics 13,073
Other Physics 463
Optics/Optical Sciences 212
Acoustics 74
Theoretical & Mathematical Physics 22
Condensed Matter & Materials Physics 12
Atomic/Molecular Physics 11
Elementary Particle Physics 3
Nuclear Physics 1

Other Physical Sciences Majors

The physical sciences program area contains 7 different majors.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Chemistry 22,017
Geological & Earth Sciences 9,418
General Physical Sciences 4,527
Astronomy & Astrophysics 1,166
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 1,044
Materials Sciences 669
Other Physical Science 502

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