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Gordon Johnson, Chair; Claude Barnett, Fred Liebrand.

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in physics, and jointly with the department of biology, a major in biophysics. The physics major who is preparing for secondary teaching will normally choose the Bachelor of Arts degree, including the certification requirements as outlined in the Education and Psychology section of this bulletin. The Bachelor of Science degree is designed to prepare the student for graduate study, careers in applied or basic research, or college teaching. The interdisciplinary major in biophysics should best fill the needs of the student who plans a career in medicine or who plans on research and advanced study into the physics of living systems. For entrance, 30 semester periods of secondary mathematics chosen from algebra, plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry are required.

The department offers these degrees and majors.

* MAJOR IN PHYSICS (Bachelor of Arts)
* MAJOR IN PHYSICS (Bachelor of Science)
* MAJOR IN BIOPHYSICS (Bachelor of Science)


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