Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Math and Physics

Combine your love of Mathematics and Physics into one degree! Earn your bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics from Louisiana State University Shreveport.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in physics and develop an understanding of the natural world at the most fundamental level. LSUS offers bachelor’s degree concentrations in both applied physics and theoretical physics. The training that you receive as a physics major in tackling highly complex problems will prepare you to make important contributions in a variety of disciplines.

Why LSUS’ physics concentration?  

As a physics major at LSUS, you’ll have opportunities to collaborate in solving interdisciplinary problems, ranging from quantum physics, materials science, nanotechnology, bioengineering and medical physics. Our professors are accessible and engaged scholars who contribute to some of today’s most cutting-edge research in applied and theoretical physics. They will invite you to work side-by-side with them on research (some students have even published their own research under the leadership of our faculty.) Your physics professors will also prepare you to take the next step in your education or help you start your career by putting you in contact with industry and technology professionals. 

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  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Math and Physics
  • Estimated four years for first-time freshmen
  • In-person
  • Applied Physics Theoretical Physics
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Explore the Physics Concentration at LSUS

Whether you’re studying the first billionth of a second of the universe in theoretical physics, or learning to apply physics to help people solve challenges in automation and robotics, the physics major at LSUS will provide you with analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills that will enrich your life and career.  

 Hands-on experience 

Our physics students are actively involved in research projects with faculty in our Invent-to-Learn research spaceThe LSUS Collaboratory also provides a hands-on thinking space for students pursuing degrees in physics, chemistry, computer science and digital arts. 

 Get involved 

LSUS offers more than 70 student clubs and organizations that offer opportunities for you to build your résumé, network with area professionals and make new connections. 

Learn from the best 

From electrical engineering to theoretical particle physics, string theory and dark matter, LSUS physics professors are leading scholars from diverse research backgrounds. All share a dedication to teaching and helping students to become their best and achieve their goals.  

 Financial aid for Physics majors 

Approximately $12.4 million in scholarships is awarded to LSUS students every year. Explore the types of financial aid that you could qualify for as a physics major.

Applied Physics

Physics Concentration

Our applied physics curriculum combines training in both technology and innovation, including computer-aided design, microelectronic circuit design/analysis, advanced mathematical modeling and engineering. We also offer a projects-based curriculum for students with a creative mindset.

Theoretical Physics

Physics Concentration

Our theoretical physics curriculum emphasizes theoretical particle physics and cosmology, including the origin of the universe and insights into a "theory of everything” based on analysis of the data from the latest high-energy particle physics experiments at CERN and elsewhere. 

Louisiana is home to LONI (Louisiana Optical Network Infrastructure), a statewide fiber optic, high-performance computing and distributed storage network and one of the most powerful supercomputers in the country. LONI connects Louisiana’s major research universities allowing greater collaboration and faster results.  

Other Concentrations in the Mathematics and Physics Major

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics also offers a concentration in math. Learn more about the mathematics concentration at LSUS 

Physics Faculty

Shabnam Siddiqui, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: Science Building, Room 112D
Phone: 318-797-5284
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Gary Boucher, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Office: SC 127
Phone: 318-797-5192
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Watkins Moore, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Office: SC 112D
Phone: 318797-5284
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