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Degree AwardedBA
Hours To Complete42
Courses Required12
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The BA program offers a core physics curriculum at a less rigorous level than the BS program. All the physics major programs would be well suited for students preparing to enter medicine, dentistry, law, business, secondary school teaching, and multidisciplinary fields of science and mathematics. However, the BA programs have fewer course requirements and require less advanced mathematics, which can facilitate for the completion of a physics major when the full BS degrees requirements do not fit a students schedule or interest.


  1. PHYS 151
  2. PHYS 152
  3. PHYS 212
  4. PHYS 253
  5. PHYS 444W
  6. One of PHYS 361, PHYS 365, PHYS 421 or PHYS 461
  7. Two physics electives at the 200-level or higher
  8. MATH 111
  9. MATH 112
  10. MATH 211
  11. MATH 212