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There is currently no major or minor in physics at UTPB,  but the physics faculty are working on establishing a physics minor.  Stay tuned for details!  

In addition to the standard introductory physics courses (University/Calc-based Physics and College/Trig-based Physics), we also teach an upper division course:  Introduction to Nuclear Physics.  This course is offered each fall semester and is open to all students that have completed the two semester University Physics sequence. 

The physics faculty at UTPB are currently developing an online Introduction to Astronomy class, with a lab component. 

 If you have any questions about the physics program at UTPB, please feel free to contact me at 


Douglas Young, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer/Physics Program Coordinator
Permian Basin Science & Engineering Fair Director