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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 at least a cumulative 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 no later than a student’s fourth semester.
Degree is awarded upon completion of Baccalaureate in Engineering.
For students pursuing the BS in Physics, there are two grade level requirements in the first two years of course work. The department chair may waive these requirements under appropriate circumstances. Students pursuing the BA in Physics for the Dual Degree Engineering program and other students interested in upper level physics courses are not subject to these requirements.
PHYS 121/122 (or 111/112); three additional units at least one of which must be at the 300 level or higher. (Ordinarily PHYS 109 will not satisfy this requirement.)
Completion of five units to include:
In addition to the courses above, students must satisfy one of the following:
The Physics Department does not restrict the applicability of courses to major or minor requirements based on the age of the course.
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