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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics, B.A.


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Students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements, General College of Arts and Sciences requirements , College of Arts and Sciences Exploratory requirement , Major Requirements, and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases a minimum of 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of coursework used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

Schedule of Classes


Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

General Education Requirements


In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements   section of the catalog.

In particular, it is recommended candidates take the following in the General Education Exploration area of Western Civilization: PHL 1310 Introduction to Ethics in Science and Engineering (4) .

Requirements for the liberal arts major in physics, B.A. program


To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in physics, students must complete:

1. Required courses in physics


2. An additional 16 credits in physics, with at least 12 credits in courses numbered above 2000


4. Eight additional credits in chemistry, mathematics and physics, but not CHM 3000


5. Capstone course


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