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Physics Programs

Physics—where innovation and understanding become a unified front.

Did you know that physicists developed the underlying technology for cell phones, computers, and tablets? They also created the image sensors used in cameras, magnetic storage in hard drives, the MRI—the list goes on, but you get the picture.

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B.S. in Physics: Optoelectronics and Photonics

Lasers. Exciting, right? Our optoelectronics and photonics concentration builds on the strength of our physics program and adds courses in laser physics, interferometry, coherent optics, and electronic instrumentation. Basically, you’ll learn about different types of light and how they behave in their respective optics. You’ll also explore how a laser works—and build one of your own.

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Program Highlights

Content
  • Development of analytical-thinking and research skills
  • Experience with circuit design, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and microcontrollers for instrumentation development
  • Understanding of the importance of experimentation and data analysis
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree

Scholarships

 

Looking for ways to make paying for college a little easier? ScholarshipUniverse is a tool for current and admitted Purdue Fort Wayne students that allows you to create an academic profile and connect with scholarship opportunities.

For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].

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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Have the skills to enter a career in lasers, bio-optics, imaging, or optoelectronics and photonics
  • Ability to pursue graduate education in physics, engineering, medical physics, or law
Next stop: a successful future.
  • Photonics Component Quality Engineer
  • Photonics Experimental Research Scientist
  • Photonics Reliability Manager
  • Semiconductor Laser Scientist
  • Technical Product Engineer
  • Test Engineer