Physics, B.A. (38 Credit Major)

The B.A. program in Physics is designed for students who, although not planning a career in physics research or college-level teaching, have a strong interest in physical science, particularly physics, and wish to prepare for a career in which a good basic knowledge of physics is useful. Among such careers are the health professions, elementary and secondary school science teaching, patent-law practice, industrial management, and science journalism. The minimum of 38 credits is distributed as follows:

Credits (38)

14 credits in required PHY courses:

Credits
PHY 168Physics I for Scientists and Engineers

5

PHY 169Physics II for Scientists and Engineers

5

PHY 207Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

4

PHY 168, PHY 169: With permission from the Chair students may take PHY 166, PHY 167 in place of PHY 168, PHY 169.

12 credits in at least four additional PHY or AST courses at the 200 level or above:

With permission from the Chair one of these additional courses may be at the 100 level.

12 credits in required MAT courses:

Credits
MAT 175Calculus I

4

MAT 176Calculus II

4

MAT 226Vector Calculus

4