Degree Programs

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The Physics Department offers students a variety of choices in programs.

The Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) with a Physics major provides both a broad liberal education and a substantial Physics component.

The Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Physics provides a stronger Physics component which makes it more appropriate for students who plan to do graduate work or who eventually plan to seek positions in research and development work.

There are two tracks in the B.S. degree program: Track I is the traditional Physics program while the new Track II is for Applied Physics. The Applied Physics track is designed to provide the student with a strong background in basic science and mathematics while at the same time developing in them the ability to work in the field of engineering. The Applied Physics track differs from the traditional Physics BS in that it allows electives to be taken from a variety of engineering-type courses, including an internship, as well as courses in business and computing.

Students may also be interested in a Physics minor or our Physics Education Certification (7-12) for those students pursuing an education degree with an interest in physics.

The Department also offers a Minor in Astronomy.

For more information on the requirements for these programs please see the Physics Department Chair or the Physics Department Advisement Coordinator and  the online catalog.