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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major (BA)

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Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete at least 42 credits from 14 courses including four introductory courses, six required 200 and 300-level courses, two required mathematics courses, and two upper-level physics electives.

GPA: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all major courses.
Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail beyond the introductory level may be applied toward the major.
Residency: At least five physics courses for the major must be completed at UMass Boston.

Course Requirements

Required Mathematics Courses (6 to 7 Credits)

Take two courses from the list below.

Upper-Level Electives (6 to 8 Credits)

Take two additional PHYSIC  courses at the 300-level or higher.

Students may complete up to two mathematics or cognate science courses in place of upper-level electives with prior approval from the department.

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