Bachelor of Science in PhysicsConcentration in Computer Science


The computer has become so essential to the study of modern physics that to imagine the latter without the former is like picturing biology without a microscope, or carpentry without a hammer.

The simple reality is that the computer’s capacity for problem-solving, for creating complicated systems models, and for organizing data sets makes it an irreplaceable tool for the physicist. Throughout the field of physics, advanced computer techniques, including artificial intelligence and quantum computing, are being used to expand the limits of our understanding.

Supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, and joined by a shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, LTU’s faculty and students are collaboratively engaged in cutting-edge research. This hands-on experience is one of the distinct advantages of LTU’s “theory and practice” approach. Throughout their coursework, students will cultivate proficiency in scientific methodology, critical analysis, and a host of skills beneficial for future academic pursuits and diverse career paths. As a result of the collaborative environment and close working relationships with faculty, students may expect to participate in meaningful partnership with faculty, attend national conferences, and even see their scholarly work published in peer-reviewed journals.

Why LTU?

  • The opportunity to customize your degree by taking interdisciplinary electives such as mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biology, and engineering.
  • An emphasis on the "hands-on" application of physics. To learn experimentation, our students have built their own instruments to levitate objects with sound, to measure the speed of a shockwave of an explosion, to visualize turbulent air currents, and more.
  • The opportunity for paying research assistantships supported by the National Science Foundation which offer the possibility of being published in professional journals and enjoying paid travel to international conferences.
  • The opportunity to join the Society of Physics Students, an award-winning organization that offers academic, professional, and social activities.

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