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

Physics Major, BA

The physics major consists of 30 hours. Students who wish to attend graduate school in Physics or Astronomy should consider the Physics BS programs.

College Requirements:

      Arts and Sciences 

Physics Major – Prerequisites (18-24 hours):

Physics Major – Requirements (30 hours):

Complete at least 21 hours (at least 15 hours need to be PHYS or ASTRO courses) from:

Honors Concentration – Physics Major, BA

Students who complete all requirements for the physics major (BA) 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:


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