Physics

The Physics major is the study of matter, energy, force and motion and the way in which they relate to one another. It provides a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for graduate studies or careers in technology, medicine, education, law, finance, industry and other professions. Available courses include:

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Computer Model in Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Statistical and Thermal Physics

Students can pursue either a BS or BA in Physics. The Bachelor of Science in Physics prepares students for graduate studies or careers in technology, medicine, education, law, finance, industry, and other professions. The Bachelor of Arts in Physics provides a traditional liberal arts education with a solid set of core courses in physics. Physics is also offered as a secondary major or minor for students who are pursuing a different field of study.

Within the BS degree, students may choose a concentration if desired.  The available concentrations include Computational Physics or Pre-Health Care. The Computational Physics Concentration emphasizes interdisciplinary coursework in physics and computer science.  It is geared toward students with an interest in computational physics. The Pre-Health Care Concentration is for students with an interest in medicine, dentistry, or other health related professions, and it satisfies the medical/dental pre-professional program requirements.

All majors and minors are encouraged to attend Physics Colloquium and become involved in undergraduate research.

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