The physics major is designed to prepare students for graduate school in physics and allied areas of science and engineering. Students will also be qualified for scientific or technical employment with industry or government. It is also designed to prepare students to teach physics at the high school level. The student has the option of graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree or with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
CMU has a chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a national pre-health professions fraternity (advisor: Dr. Michael Tilley).