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Bachelor of Science in Physics (PHYSBS)Department of Physics

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The Bachelor of Science in Physics provides focused training for students interested in graduate study, professional school, or bringing problem-solving and technical skills directly to industry, and includes possibilities for a formalized thesis or internship. Students develop a sound foundation in the study of matter and energy, including their nature and properties. Students learn theoretical and experimental approaches including Newtonian mechanics, oscillations and waves, bulk properties of matter, and thermodynamics. Upper-level courses provide rigorous understanding of advanced analytical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, radiation science, and quantum mechanics. At all levels, physics also includes laboratory courses, and physics majors gain hands-on experience using advanced instruments and computing systems.

Must select either Program I or Program II.