Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Academic Catalog

Physics (B.A.)

Administered by the Physics and Engineering Technology Department

Effective Fall, 2009

The Bachelor of Arts program requires 54 semester hours; 15 of the required semester hours count toward general education requirements. Thus, in addition to the above program requirements, students must complete an additional 35 to 44 semester hours in general education plus free electives to reach 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Physics must declare majors in both Physics (BA) and Secondary Education (Physics) and complete the full Physics (BA) course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements. Full program requirements for students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Physics may be found at

Bachelor of Arts required courses include:

52.115 Chemistry for the Sciences I

52.116 Chemistry for the Sciences II

53.125 Calculus I

53.126 Calculus II

53.225 Calculus III

53.322 Differential Equations

54.123 Contemporary Physics or 58.101 Intro to Engineering Tech or an additional physics course numbered higher than 54.300

54.211 General Physics I

54.212 General Physics II

54.302 Mechanics: Dynamics

54.310 Modern Atomic Physics

54.314 Electricity and Magnetism

54.400 Advanced Physics Laboratory

56.116 Algorithmic Processes for Computers

8 semester hours chosen from other physics courses numbered above 300