General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) at least four units of the major or three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the major or the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a major or minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the major and minor degree requirements listed below.
Before declaring a physics major, students should schedule an appointment with the department chairperson. This will usually be held during a student's fourth semester.
Note: Degree is awarded upon completion of Baccalaureate in Engineering.
PHYS 121/122 (or 111/112); three additional units at least one of which must be at the 300 level or higher. (Ordinarily PHYS 105, 107, and 109 will not satisfy these requirements.)
Note: The Physics Department does not restrict the applicability of courses to major or minor requirements based on the age of the course.