Physics Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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. A Senior Capstone/Senior Thesis class is a university requirement for graduation. Please see your Physics advisor or Department Chair for course options.
- 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.
Grades: most upper division courses require either a minimum grade ≥C in each prerequisite or permission of the instructor in order to register.
|PHYS 151||GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 152||GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|PHYS 153||GENERAL PHYSICS III||4|
|PHYS 221||GENERAL PHYSICS IV||4|
|Required Laboratory Courses|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LAB I||1|
|PHYS 263||ELECTRONICS LAB II||1|
|Electives–any 300- or 400-level PHYS course except PHYS 390 or PHYS 497 may be chosen as electives.||25|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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