Departments & Programs


Major in Physics—B.S.

Required Courses

Students must complete the following fundamental skills and distribution requirements:

  1. Writing, same as B.A. degree.
  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: major fulfills requirement.

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

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