Aug 19, 2018  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Physics, B.S. Major in

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This program provides broad theoretical and experimental knowledge in physics, and is recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate work in physics.  The curriculum includes required courses in English as well as electives in humanities and social science to give the students a general background to supplement training as a specialist. Grades of C- or better are required in all physics courses and technical electives.

Candidates for graduation must fulfill the following requirements:

1. Total Semester Hours: at least 124

The successful completion of at least 124 semester hours and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in work completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts

At least 65 semester hours must be in liberal arts courses outside of the Department of Physics/Astronomy.

3. Residence Requirements

There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization and the last 30 semester hours.  The 15 semester hours need not be included within the last 30 hours.

4. General Requirements

  • six hours of humanities distribution courses
  • six hours in social science distribution courses.

Intermediate/advanced laboratory requirement

The following courses satisfy the intermediate/advanced laboratory requirement of the B.A. Specialization in Physics, the B.S. Specialization in Applied Physics, and the B.S. Specialization in Physics:

Project courses:

The following courses are considered project courses:

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