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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics and Astronomy


Ron Henderson, Chair

Erenso, Ford, Frank, Higgins, Kamali, Klumpe, Naseri, McPherson, Neupane, Perevalova, Robertson, Smith, Terletska, Wallin, Youngkins

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers students the opportunity to study the fundamental principles and methodologies of physics for careers at the bachelor’s level or in preparation for graduate study in physics or engineering. The department also offers a program for students interested in teaching physics in a high school setting as well as specially tailored programs in astronomy, astrophysics, and medical physics. The physics common requirements form the framework for the Physics major. Students then choose an area of concentration that parallels their professional goals.

The departmental program of study leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Students must also choose from one of the following concentrations: Professional Physics, Physics Teaching, Applied Physics, or Astronomy. The department also offers minors in Physics and Astronomy.

Honors College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers the following courses in Honors: ASTR 1030  and ASTR 1031 . See online class schedule and Honors information.