Physics Second Major for ISP Students

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

The Integrated Science Program is a highly selective BA program in Weinberg College that includes the following as part of its curriculum:

Course Title
PHYSICS 125-1
PHYSICS 125-2
PHYSICS 125-3
PHYSICS 126-1
PHYSICS 126-2
PHYSICS 126-3
General Physics ISP
and General Physics for ISP
and General Physics for ISP
and Physics for ISP Laboratory
and Physics for ISP Laboratory
and Physics for ISP Laboratory
PHYSICS 339-1
PHYSICS 339-2
Quantum Mechanics
and Quantum Mechanics
PHYSICS 339-3Particle and Nuclear Physics
or PHYSICS 337-0 Physics of Condensed Matter
ASTRON 331-0Astrophysics ISP

Application to this program is made directly to ISP.

It is possible to complete a double major in physics and ISP by completing the following 6 additional upper-level courses:

Course Title
PHYSICS 330-1
PHYSICS 330-2
Classical Mech
and Classical Mechanics
or PHYSICS 333-1
PHYSICS 333-2
Advanced Electricity & Magnetism
and Advanced Electricity & Magnetism
1 lab course from:
Observational Astrophysics
Optics Laboratory
Nanolithography
Electronics
General Physics Laboratory
plus 3 courses chosen from 300-level physics or astronomy courses other than:
Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences
and Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences
Physics of Magic
Independent Thesis Research
Independent Study
Honors Independent Study
Independent Study
and other than those required by ISP:
Quantum Mechanics
and Quantum Mechanics
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Physics of Condensed Matter
Astrophysics ISP
  • Students pursuing an ISP/physics double major may not substitute INTG_SCI 398-0 for any physics or math course in the ISP curriculum. They do not have to choose a physics course concentration.

Honors in Physics and Astronomy

Majors with strong records in their physics, astronomy, and mathematic courses and an interest in pursuing honors should notify the director of undergraduate studies in October of senior year. Eligible students must enroll for 2 units of PHYSICS 398-0 Independent Thesis Research by the time of graduation. They participate in research culminating in a written report.

Students whose research reports and grades meet department criteria are recommended to the college for graduation with honors. For more information consult the director of undergraduate studies and see Honors in the Major.