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    Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics with a concentration in Astrophysics, BSPHY

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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.

Degree requirements

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 Science degree requirements  (excluding foreign language and natural and life sciences).

Minor requirements

Students seeking secondary teacher certification should see requirements listed under Physics/Mathematics 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.

Other requirements

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.

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