BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS
provides a general background in both theoretical and
experimental physics. It forms a foundation for further study
at the graduate level toward an advanced degree, and also
prepares the student for a career as a professional physicist
in industry or government. Initiative, independent solution of
laboratory problems, and research are encouraged in the
advanced laboratory courses.
In addition to the
major, students are encouraged to use the large block of
elective credits to develop a program of study as a minor in
applied or interdisciplinary fields. A completed minor will be
recorded on the student's final transcript.
A list of required
courses and their placment in the 4-year program are found in
the detailed course sequence.
Exceptions and/or substitutions are possible, and can be
arranged by consulting the undergraduate program director of
the Physics Department.
A total of 129 credits is required for graduation. PHY 483 and 484 are the capstone courses in this program.