Thomas Ekkens, Chair; Roy Campbell, Frederic Liebrand.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in physics. It also offers a major in biophysics in cooperation with the department of biology. A degree in physics prepares a student for a career in industry, for graduate study, and/or for careers in research and teaching. The Bachelor of Science degree is designed to provide extensive preparation for each of these, with the opportunity to gain practical experience in a research or industrial setting.

The interdisciplinary biophysics major fills the needs of the student who plans a career in medicine or who plans on research and advanced study into the physics of living systems.

For entrance, 30 semester credits of secondary mathematics chosen from algebra, plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry are required. (See the Interdisciplinary section of this bulletin)