Which degree is best for me?
For all degrees note: Physics courses follow an alternate offerings schedule. Refer to the tentative Schedule of Courses.
Bachelor of Science in Physics-General Emphasis
The Bachelor of Science in Physics-General Emphasis is the degree for you if you think you may go on to attend graduate school in the sciences or engineering. It is also the right choice if you plan to go into a technical or entry-level engineering career after graduating. This degree offers our most rigorous undergraduate experience.
Bachelor of Arts in Physics
The Bachelor of Arts in Physics offers you the most flexibility to custom design a degree. Compared to the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Arts degree is more flexible because it has less physics coursework. This allows you to customize a degree with physics as the core discipline that is supplemented by any other discipline, e.g., art, business or law.
Download the B.A. in Physics courses and planning guide (PDF)
Bachelor of Arts degree plus Secondary Education Certification
The Bachelor of Arts degree plus Secondary Education Certification program is designed for someone who wants to teach high-school physics. This four-year program allows you to obtain physics training and a secondary education certificate by the time you graduate.
Bachelor of Science - Applied Physics Emphasis
The Bachelor of Science - Applied Physics Emphasis is the best choice if you plan to have a career in a high-tech engineering firm. This would also be an excellent option if you want to go to graduate school in engineering. This degree is for students who want to combine the fundamental approaches of physics with the applied focus of engineering.
The Double Major program is for students who want to obtain two degrees in four to five years.
Physics and Mechanical Engineering
The Double Major of Physics and Mechanical Engineering is a great choice if you want to prepare for a career in mechanical engineering. This degree option is similar to the Applied Physics Emphasis.
Physics with Mathematics
The Double Major of Physics with Mathematics provides a great foundation for students who want to go to graduate school in physics, mathematics, or engineering. This is a perfect option if you like both math and physics and want a strong background in both.