Bachelor of Arts in Physics

About

In the Bachelor of Arts in Physics Program, you’ll get a strong foundation in general physics. You’ll also get hands-on experience in labs that focus on mechanics, heat and optics, and electronics. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of physics electives.

For assistance please contact one of the following program advisors:

Andres Aragoneses, PhD: aaragoneses@ewu.edu
Brian Houser, PhD: bhouser@ewu.edu
David Syphers, PhD: dsyphers@ewu.edu

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Physics Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts degree allows the student to acquire a physics degree with strong emphasis in one or more related fields of study. This degree is ideal preparation for graduate work in such areas as geophysics, biophysics and physical chemistry. Physics graduates also commonly enter graduate schools in engineering fields. 

Notes on University Graduation Requirements (UGR):

  • 60 upper-division credits are required to graduate (this major has 25)–please see your Physics advisor or Department Chair;
  • a Senior Capstone/Senior Thesis class is a university requirement for graduation–please see your Physics advisor or Department Chair;
  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.
Required Physics Courses
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 221GENERAL PHYSICS IV4
PHYS 361CLASSICAL MECHANICS I4
PHYS 371QUANTUM PHYSICS I: INTRODUCTION4
Required Laboratory Courses
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
PHYS 263ELECTRONICS LABORATORY II 1
Required Supporting Courses
MATH/HONS 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
Electives–any 300- or 400-level PHYS course except PHYS 390 or PHYS 497 may be chosen as electives.17
Total Credits60

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