Physics Ranks First in Atomic Physics, continued
All students study
the core theoretical subjects of mechanics, electricity and magnetism,
thermal physics, and quantum mechanics, supplemented by courses
in mathematics, computation, and laboratory technique. The program
can be tailored to a student's special interests through electives
in engineering, physics, or other sciences.
The home department
for the program, the Department of Physics in the College of Arts
and Sciences, was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report
as the top program in the country in atomic, molecular, and optical
physics. Through the Engineering Physics Program, students from
the College of Engineering and Applied Science have access to extensive
academic and research opportunities offered by the physics department.
Examples include the Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center, JILA
(the nation's leading atomic, molecular, and optical physics institute),
the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, the Condensed Matter Laboratory,
and the Colorado Center for Information Storage.
Two degree programs
are offered: A four-year bachelor of science in engineering physics
and a five-year dual bachelor of science degree in engineering physics
and business. physics.colorado.edu