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Ohio University Majors

Physics Major


Program Overview

The B.A. degree is recommended for students who want a general education with an emphasis on physics and/or astronomy; are preparing to take a professional degree program in law or medicine; have plans for future education or employment in an interdisciplinary area that involves the natural sciences; desire a double major in physics and chemistry, biological sciences, geological sciences, etc.

You can meet the requirements for teaching high school physics by completing the Physical Science major program described in the Patton College of Education and Human Services section.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirement 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 int 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 requirement 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.

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Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Code: BA3331

Contact

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/

Administrative Contact

David Tees, contact person
tees@ohio.edu

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