A Bachelor of Science in Physics gives you the strong math, problem solving and analytical skills needed to study the structure and interaction of matter and energy — the way things work.
Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences requirements (excluding foreign language and natural and life sciences).
Option II requires a minor in mathematics and science secondary teaching or a minor in physical science secondary teaching or a minor in general engineering technology. Students seeking secondary teacher certification should see requirements listed under “Teacher Certification.”
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Science.
Substitutions in the BA or BS degree programs may be made only with the written consent of the department chair. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all advanced-level science and mathematics courses is required for graduation with a degree in physics.