Previous IU South Bend Campus Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins (bulletins prior to 2013-2014 are in PDF format only)

Contact Us

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For problems accessing information on this website, please contact Teresa Sheppard.

Pictured | Henry P. Scott, Ph.D. | University of California, Santa Cruz, 2001 | Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Henry P. Scott, Ph.D. | Chair

Northside Hall 355 | (574) 520-4467 |

  • Professors | J. Hinnefeld, Levine, Lynker, Schimmrigk, Scott (Chair)
  • Senior Lecturer | Borntrager
  • Faculty Emeritus | Zimmerman
  • Chief Technician | Nate

About Physics

The department offers courses in physics, astronomy, and geology, and serves three broad groups of students:

  • those majoring in physics with plans to either enter graduate school in physics, astronomy (or a related field), or to make a career in industry
  • those majoring in other natural sciences, science education, or engineering technology
  • those majoring in non-technical disciplines who wish to learn an additional physical science

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Minor Offered

3/2 Dual Degree Program in Physics and Engineering

Through agreements with institutions offering degrees in engineering, it is possible for a student to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Physics from IU South Bend and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering another institution, following at least three years of study at IU South Bend and at least two years of study at the partnering institution. Contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy for information about this dual-degree program.

Course Descriptions

Astronomy AST | Physics PHYS | Geology GEOL

Photo credit | Teresa Sheppard

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.