Department of Physics
The Department of Physics offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students wanting to obtain secondary education teacher certification in physics usually complete the B.S. degree in physics and then get certified through the post-baccalaureate or Master of Arts in teaching programs in the School of Education.
The Department of Physics also offers a dual degree program which allows students to receive both a bachelor's degree in physics from North Georgia and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Clemson University, or Mercer University.
Students seeking a bachelor of engineering degree may begin their college studies at North Georgia through the Regents Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) or may take a pre-engineering curriculum. Upon successful completion of the pre-engineering curriculum, RETP students transfer to the Georgia Institute of Technology to complete the degree requirements. Non-RETP pre-engineering students take the pre-engineering curriculum and then apply for transfer to the engineering school of their choice. For details see the Engineering Programs section of this Undergraduate Bulletin.
The department also provides students with the opportunity to minor in physics.