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Bachelor of Science in Physics

A rigorous program designed primarily for students intending to pursue graduate studies in physics or a closely related field.

A bachelor of science degree in physics with departmental honors is granted to students who have satisfied the requirements outlined below, obtained a grade point average of 3.0 or better in physics and math, and completed a thesis based on their senior year research.


  • PHYS A101 Introduction to Mechanics
  • PHYS A103 Mechanics Lab
  • PHYS A102 Introduction to Electromagnetism
  • PHYS A104 Electricity and Magnetism Lab
  • PHYS A240 Introduction to Waves and Quantum Physics 
  • PHYS A241 Introduction to Thermal Physics
  • PHYS A340 Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS A350 Electromagnetism
  • PHYS A445 Advanced Laboratory Physics
  • PHYS A450 Quantum Mechanics
  • Plus three physics electives
  • Plus 16 credits hours of math

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