Jun 13, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major, BS


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Those interested in receiving an advanced degree in physics or engineering may choose the bachelor of science degree in physics. The bachelor of science degree is designed for individuals planning careers in physics and related technical fields or in areas where knowledge of basic scientific principles is necessary. Incoming freshman prepared to take calculus their first quarter at CWU should be able to complete the bachelor of science degree in four years.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge base of the major areas of physics and related disciplines.
  • Perform experimental, computational, and analytical techniques in solving physics and physics-related problems.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate responsible stewardship to the community.
  • Demonstrate and ability to learn new material independently from a variety of resources, to be used throughout their life.

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 5


Any 300- and 400-level physics courses. 300- and 400-level courses from other departments may be used with approval from the department chair and advisor.

Total Credits: 110


College and Department Information


Physics Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Codes
PHYSBS, PHYSBSP

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