Skip to Navigation
    Ohio University
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Physics Major (B.S.)


Return to Departments and Schools Return to: Departments and Schools

Major code BS3331

College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Astronomy Department
Clippinger Labs 251
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1718
Fax: 740.593.0433
physics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/physastro/

David Tees, contact person
 

Program Overview

The B.S. degree in physics provides a comprehensive introduction to both classical and modern physics. Students graduating with this degree will have a good understanding of Newtonian mechanics, electromagnetic phenomena, thermodynamics, special relativity and quantum mechanics. Students will also gain practical skills from laboratory and computer programming courses.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students changing into the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students transferring into the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The B.A. degree in physics is the gateway to many careers. An emphasis on physics together with the classical liberal education provided in the College of Arts and Sciences for all its B.A. degrees will prepare students for competitive graduate school programs and careers as diverse as the law, education, medicine, science writing, business, and politics. Potential employers of those with a physics degree include, but are not limited to, the following: institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, research centers, hospitals, the environmental industry, the electronic industry, public and private K-12 school systems, government entities, etc. In addition, the degree prepares students for advanced training in physics at the graduate level.

Browse through dozens of Internship opportunities and full-time job postings for Ohio University students and alumni on Bobcat CareerLink, OHIO’s key resource for researching jobs, employers, workshops, and professional development events.

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Physics Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 36 semester credit hours of PHYS coursework, including all the requirements below.

General Physics Sequence


General Physics I


Complete one of the following courses:

General Physics II


Complete one of the following courses:

Other Physics Courses


Complete the following courses:

Physics Seminar and Labs


Complete the following courses:

Advanced Physics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Physics Common Mathematics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Numerical Requirement for Physics


Complete the following course:

Natural Sciences Elective Courses


Complete at least 6 hours in PHYS, ASTR or MATH at 3000-level or above, in CHEM at 1500-level or above, or in BIOS at 1700-level or above. Courses used in the major may not be reused here.

Return to Departments and Schools Return to: Departments and Schools