Sep 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major (BS)

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Physics Department  | College of Science and Mathematics  

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 62 credits from 21 courses including four introductory courses, seven required 200 and 300-level courses, two math courses, four chemistry courses, one computer science course, and three upper-level electives.

GPA: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all physics courses.
Pass/fail: No physics courses taken pass/fail beyond the introductory level may be applied toward the major. No mathematics courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major.
Residency: At least seven physics courses used 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.

Required Computer Science Course (4 Credits)

Advanced Physics Courses (9 to 11 Credits)

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