B.A. in Physics

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

The Bachelor of Arts in Physics provides a solid foundation of scientific knowledge that prepares students who are interested in physics and planning to enter professional schools in business, education, journalism, law and medicine, as well as liberal arts students desiring a strong background in physical science but with career objectives in other areas. Students benefit from the opportunity for parallel studies in another discipline. 

Alyssa enjoys talking with her supportive faculty-mentors who have helped her obtain paid professional internships and on the Bluff with her Physics-family. Learn more about how she is prepared for bigger goals at Duquesne University.

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Program Type

Major

Degree

Bachelor's

Duration

4-year

Required Credit Hours

120

Required Courses

  • PHYS 211 General Analytical Physics 1
  • PHYS 211L General Analytical Physics 1 lab
  • PHYS 212 General Analytical Physics 2
  • PHYS 212L General Analytical Physics 2 lab
  • PHYS 302 Optics
  • PHYS 312 Optics lab
  • PHYS 374 Modern Physics
  • PHYS 332 Electronics 
  • PHYS 350 Math Methods
  • PHYS 401 Thermal Physics 
  • PHYS 404 Solid State Physics
  • PHYS 105 Career Development
  • PHYS 405 Gravitational Astrophysics
  • PHYS 461 Mechanics 
  • PHYS 464 Advanced Lab 
  • PHYS 470 Electricity and Magnetism 
  • PHYS 473 Electrodynamics
  • PHYS 474 Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 475 Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 482W Particle Physics 
  • PHYS 491 Introductory Materials Science 1
  • PHYS 499W Senior Research
  • MATH 115 Calculus 1
  • MATH 116 Calculus 2
  • MATH 215 Calculus 3
  • MATH 310 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 314 Differential Equations
  • Elective math: numerical analysis or approved statistics
  • CHEM 121 General Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 121L General Chemistry 1 lab
  • CHEM 122 General Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 122L General Chemistry 2 lab
  • ENLG 302W Science Writing