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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Physics Concentration

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Physics Concentration

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months

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The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is conferred on all students who complete this program. Students whose major concentration is applied mathematics, applied physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemical physics, chemistry, cognitive and brain Sciences, computer science, engineering psychology, environmental studies (as second major only), geological sciences, geology, mathematics, and physics are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Those majoring in psychology, psychology/clinical and quantitative economics may choose to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts at the time they complete their degree sheet. Students in all other majors will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students whose multiple majors make them eligible for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree may choose between the two when completing their degree sheet. The School of Engineering, in cooperation with the Department of Physics, offers a combined program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics. The program combines an emphasis on the mastery of the fundamental principles of physics and basic mathematical techniques with the disciplined practicality of professional engineering. Students enrolled in this program are members of the School of Engineering but will have academic advisers in both engineering and physics. While a student may enter the engineering physics program at any time, it is expected that he or she will have taken the introductory courses in basic science and mathematics common to all Tufts engineering programs. Early participation in faculty research projects is encouraged. At present, areas of particular interest include astrophysics, biophysics, elementary particle physics, magnetism and superconductivity, polymer physics, surface physics, and optics. Major in Physics: Eight courses in physics more advanced than Physics 2 or 12 and including Physics 13 and 64; two courses in mathematics more advanced than Mathematics 42 and 44 (previously 13 and 18). With the exception of Physics 13 and 64, two of the physics courses and one mathematics course may be replaced by approved advanced courses in related fields (such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, or mathematics). The ten courses required for the major must include two courses in advanced laboratory training. One of these courses must be Physics 64; the other may be Physics 31 or 41.