Physics is a discipline that seeks to explain the behavior of the natural world with a comprehensive set of fundamental laws. Success in physics requires a keen analytical mind, a strong desire to understand the fundamental principles of nature, and the ability to work hard and persevere.
The Bachelor of Arts degree is for the student interested in studying physics, but who is likely to pursue a career in a related field, or a field which requires an analytical mind.
The Bachelor of Science degree is for those planning a career in physics or engineering, and for those considering going on to graduate school.
A student interested in a degree in engineering, but who also wants the benefits of a liberal arts education can elect the engineering physics major. See Engineering Physics for a description of the interdisciplinary major.