Majors and Minors in Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics

The Department of Physics offers majors and minors in physics, astronomy, and astrophysics to prepare students for a broad range of careers in these fields and related disciplines.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics provides a traditional liberal arts education with a solid set of core courses in the subject area. The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics provides a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for graduate studies or careers in technology, medicine, education, law, finance, industry, and other professions. Interdisciplinary studies are encouraged, and special concentrations are available for physics majors interested in computational physics or pre-health care.

For more information about the course requirements for each degree, please click one of the links below.

Minors are also available in either physics, astronomy, or astrophysics for students with an interest in these areas.

All majors and minors are strongly encouraged to attend Physics Colloquium and become involved in undergraduate research. A highly personalized education is provided by professors who are dedicated to undergraduate education with small classes and state-of-the-art laboratories.


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