Physics Guidance Materials.
Preparing for Admission / High School Coursework Requirements
SIUC General Requirements outline high school coursework required for general admission. In addition to the general requirements, SIUC Physics recommends students pursue math coursework in high school through Precalculus with Trig, or AP Calculus if available. Students are encouraged to more extensively explore their interests though cardinal coursework in lab based science courses, computer programming, and electronics.
Physics is a broad field and SIUC offers 4 tracks in undergraduate physics including; traditional Physics, Material Science / Nanophysics, Computational Physics, and Biomedical Physics. Studnets can apply directly for admission to any one of these tracks, or enter Physics in general and select a specialization later in their Undergraduate career.