Skip to Top Navigation Skip to Utility Navigation Skip to Search Skip to Left Navigation Skip to Content

Bachelor of Science in Physics


Student Image

This is an intensive program in physics designed to prepare specialists for graduate training in physics or (by appropriate choice of electives) for employment in industry. The program has ample room for electives in the arts and sciences and for teacher certification, if desired.

A foreign language is not required, but is recommended for students intending to enter graduate school.

Course Requirements for the BS Major

Learning Outcomes for the BS in Physics

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the body of natural laws through which much of the behavior of the physical universe can be understood and predicted;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the powerful concepts of mathematical analysis necessary for the construction and application of physical theories;
  3. Demonstrate competency in the use of sophisticated and accurate apparatus specifically designed to discover the physical attributes of matter and radiation and their interactions; and
  4. Demonstrate ability to properly interpret data obtained from experimental investigations and mathematical simulations.