Thomas Ekkens, Chair; Roy Campbell.

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. For entrance, four years of high school mathematics is highly recommended.

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. (See the Interdisciplinary section of this bulletin)