Offered by the Biology and Physics departments. Students electing to take a Bachelor of Science in Biophysics should consult with the chair of the Physics Department. Biophysics majors who are interested in secondary teaching need to select electives to meet certification requirements and should consult with the School of Education early in their programs.
Senior thesis All physics and biophysics majors do some original research in collaboration with an established physicist on campus or at another university, industrial, or national laboratory. If students enroll for 3 credits of PHYS 495 or HONS 497, they may prepare a senior thesis. Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) scholarships are available through the Office of Scholarly Research when students collaborate with Andrews Physics faculty.
Bachelor of Science in Physics Education This major is available only to those who are obtaining secondary teacher certification. Physics majors desiring secondary-teaching certification should also consult with the School of Education.
Physics Studies This major is available only as a second major. Physics Studies is a companion major designed specifically to coordinate with Engineering, Chemistry, and Mathematics majors and also suited to accompany any baccalaureate major. Also suitable as a base for alternative certification in physics secondary education.
2018-19 course planning guide [pdf]
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