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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 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 first-year students prepared to take calculus their first quarter at CWU should be able to complete the bachelor of science degree in four years.

Physics Shared Core

Physics 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;
  • apply content knowledge and skills from physics and related disciplines in a mentored undergraduate research project;
  • communicate scientific ideas effectively; and
  • promote scientific literacy to the broader community.

Physics Shared Core Total Credits: 65

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
Major plan codes: PHYSBS, PHYSBSP

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

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