2002-03 Bulletin
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PHYSICS



 
Department
Members
Roy Campbell, Chair;  Eric Ayars, Fred Liebrand.
 




The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in physics. It also offers a major in biophysics in cooperation with the department of biology. A degree in physics prepares a student for a career in industry, for graduate study, and/or for careers in research and teaching. The Bachelor of Science degree is designed to provide extensive preparation for each of these, with the opportunity to gain practical experience in a research or industrial setting. The physics major who is preparing for secondary teaching often chooses the Bachelor of Arts degree, including the certification requirements as outlined in the Education and Psychology section of this bulletin.
 
The interdisciplinary major in biophysics fills 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 credits of secondary mathematics chosen from algebra, plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry are required. (See the Interdisciplinary section of this Bulletin)
 



The department offers these degrees and majors.

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



Courses
* ASTRONOMY (ASTR)
* GEOLOGY (GEOL)
* PHYSICS (PHYS)