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Physics, Bachelor of Science



Physics is a demanding but rewarding major that leads to an exciting array of career opportunities, as well as further graduate study. 

Our program prepares you with the necessary technical knowledge and skills, intellectual curiosity, and ethical awareness to become a life-long learner. You will learn to demonstrate understanding and application of fundamental physical laws and concepts, communicate scientific work effectively in writing and speaking, use computers for computation and simulation, and participate in society as a scientifically literate person. 

As a Physics major, you may be eligible to pursue pathways to graduate programs in the School of Education.

Department Contact

Mostafa Sadoqi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
St. Albert Hall, Room B-40
[email protected]

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The major requires 41 credits including:

  • PHY 1930
  • PHY 1940
  • PHY 1950
  • PHY 2460
  • PHY 2150
  • PHY 3210
  • PHY 3220
  • PHY 3230
  • PHY 3250
  • PHY 3260
  • PHY 3270
  • PHY 3280
  • PHY 3290

You will also complete three elective credits approved by the department.

As a Physics major, you will also complete the following Mathematics and Computer Science courses:

  • MTH 1730
  • MTH 1740
  • MTH 2750
  • MTH 3840