Departments & Programs


Major in Physics—B.S.
Required Courses

Students must complete the following requirements:

  1. Writing, same as B.A. degree (English Composition and Intensive Writing).
  2. Mathematics, major fulfills requirement.
  3. Foreign language, 3 credit hours at or above the second-year level (or equivalent proficiency) in one language. French, German, or Russian is recommended for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree.
  4. Arts and humanities, two courses for 6 credit hours minimum.
  5. Social and historical studies, two courses for 6 credit hours minimum.
  6. Natural and mathematical sciences: must include one Natural Science course in fulfillment of the General Education curriculum, which can be combined with the math foundation courses required by the major.
  7. One Critical Approaches course.
  8. One Public Oral Communication course.

Culture courses are not required, but two courses are recommended as electives or to satisfy the Breadth of Inquiry requirement.

Students must also complete the major requirements for Program I or Program II .