Welcome Physics Majors!!
PhIOS is a one week intensive program specifically for incoming Physics, Astronomy, or Medical Physics majors. This program is designed to help these students make the transition to the expectations of college prior to the start of the fall semester.
- Learn important study skills
- Get a jump start on the course content
- Get a copy of the text book and a student response handset "clicker" (a $200 value)
- Meet faculty, graduate students, and university staff
- Learn about research opportunities (paid ones!) in the department
Our program will run in conjunction with the BIOS program offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. The BIOS program has proven very effective in helping students stay in the major, and helped them achieve better grades in their biology courses. We expect the same will happen in the physics courses.
How effective has the BIOS program been in helping students? You can find previous years' results and students comments at the BIOS web site.
Program Dates: August 11-16, 2013
Program Cost: $450, plus housing if needed (scholarships available see on-line program application).
To Register: Fill in and submit the online application to register.
July 15, 2013 (spaces to be filled on a "First Come/First Served" basis).
*Participants must be enrolled in either PHYS 1100 or PHYS 1201 in the Fall semester, with priority given to incoming LSU students intending to major in one of the five physics concentrations.
After July 15th, we are unble to guarantee a place in the program. No refunds will be given after July 17th. If you will not be participating in Freshman Orientation until after July 15th, we can still enroll you in the program if you contact us before that date.
Financial Aid is available for students who qualify for LSU need-based aid. If you have qualified for financial assistance to attend LSU this fall (not TOPS), then you can qualify to receive a scholarship to help with the boot camp fee. These funds are limited and will be distributed on a first come/first served basis.
Program Schedule - PDF
Program Frequently Asked Questions - PDF
For additional program information contact:
Dr. Dana Browne, Professor & Associate Chair, LSU Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
View the PhIOS flyer.
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