Major and Minors
The Physics Major and Minor at Davidson
The Physics Department has an impressive history and an exciting future.
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If you are interested in majoring in physics or allied subjects, Davidson has much to offer you. Because physics is a fundamental natural science, linking science and philosophy, a major in physics provides a natural cornerstone for a well-rounded liberal arts education. The Physics Department offers a full range of courses and excellent opportunities to participate in high-level research projects with faculty.
Astrophysics Minor or Experimental Physics Minor
The Physics Department offers minors in astrophysics and experimental physics, as well as excellent opportunities to participate in high-level research projects with faculty.
An experimental physics minor includes conducting research into physical phenomena, developing theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devising methods to apply physical laws and theories. An astrophysics minor includes analyzing the properties and interactions of cosmological objects.
Engineering Dual-Dual Degree
In a society faced with increasingly complex technological and humanistic problems, a liberal arts education contributes to the development of engineers. Partnering with Columbia University in New York and Washington University in St. Louis, Davidson offers cooperative dual degree engineering programs.
In addition to completing the requirements for a major in physics, a candidate for honors in physics must submit a written thesis covering an independent research project. Such a project may be based upon work completed in Physics 495, 496, or in an undergraduate research program on or away from campus that is approved by the department.
Applications for honors in physics should be made in writing to the chair of the department no later than the end of the junior year.
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