The physics department offers a Bachelor of Science, as well as a minor in physics.
Bachelor of Science
This degree lays the foundation to begin your career or to continue your education for a higher degree in graduate school in physics or another field, such as law or medicine. A minimum of 128 credit hours is required.
The program has a high fraction of electives so that in consultation with your advisor, you can tailor a special program that suits your needs. This makes it easy to minor in computer science, mathematics or another field.
Once you receive a solid foundation in the basic physics governing the behavior of matter, energy and radiation, you can choose from a number of advanced level courses that satisfy particular interests in modern physics.
This minor is a flexible program with the goal of increasing your breadth and competency in modern or classical physics. As a science student pursuing a physics minor, you might be interested in a deeper understanding of fundamental physical processes. As an engineering student who intends to work in research or advanced development, you can use a physics minor to acquire a thorough knowledge of classical and quantum optics or laser processes. The minor consists of one course in modern physics – either Physics 2305 or 2311 – and 12 additional hours of physics courses at the 2000 level or above. The program will be designed to conform to your individual interests and needs.