The Physics Department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. All physics majors take a core set of courses which includes Fundamentals of Physics I-II, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Research Topics in Physics, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I-II, and General Chemistry I-II or Physical Chemistry I-II, and several upper-level Physics courses in addition to those listed.
Students intending to continue on to graduate school or on to industry tend to pursue the Bachelor of Science degree while students interested in teaching usually opt for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The B.S. degree requires several higher level physics courses and additional courses in math chemistry and computer science. The B.A. degree offers more flexibility by requiring fewer courses beyond the core courses. Future teachers need this flexibility in order to fit in their education certification courses and still graduate in a normal four year sequence. Visit the Education Department for more information.
For more information, please refer to the College Catalog.