Physics Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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The Bachelor of Arts degree allows the student to acquire a physics degree with strong emphasis in one or more related fields of study. This degree is ideal preparation for graduate work in such areas as geophysics, biophysics and physical chemistry. Physics graduates also commonly enter graduate schools in engineering fields.

Notes:

  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required;
  •  this major requires the completion of a minor.
Required Courses
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163INSTRUMENTATION LAB I1
PHYS 164INSTRUMENTATION LAB II1
PHYS 221GENERAL PHYSICS IV4
Electives–choose in consultation with advisor; courses are subject to approval by the Physics Department.25
Total Credits45

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physics (such as mechanics, thermodynamics and electricity and magnetism);
  • make and interpret laboratory measurements in physics;
  • write effectively using the language of physics.