This program provides broad theoretical and experimental knowledge in physics, and is recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate work in physics, astronomy, engineering and other physical sciences. The curriculum includes required courses in writing studies and composition 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 and 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.
Plus six additional semester hours of 100-level PHYS or ASTR courses, including at least 3 s.h. distributed among at least two intermediate/advanced laboratory courses (listed below). Up to one semester hour of this three semester hour lab requirement may be fulfilled by a project course (listed below).