May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major, BS – Academic Concentration

The physics major consists of 48 hours. Students who wish to apply physics to other career goals such as chemistry, mathematics, education, law, medicine, or journalism should consider the Physics BA program.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences  

Academic Concentration (21 hours)

Students planning graduate work in physics are advised to take the following courses.

Honors Concentration – Physics Major

Students who complete all requirements for the academic or astronomy concentrations will be awarded a degree with honors if their cumulative GPA is at least 3.25, their GPA in 300- and 400-level mathematics and physics courses is at least 3.50, they complete a minimum of 12 hours in honors courses, and they complete a written senior thesis reporting results of research conducted under faculty supervision and defended before a committee of three physics faculty members as recorded by satisfactory completion of: