The major in physics leading to a Bachelor of Science degree consists of a minimum of 14 semester physics and related credits, as outlined below, chosen in consultation with members of the department so as to form a coherent program in support of the student’s interests and goals.
All majors in their junior and senior year are required to participate in a research project for one semester or for a summer. Each student is required to write a report and give an oral presentation about the project.
Physics and Engineering: Dual Degree
Students who are interested in using physics as a base to pursue an engineering career should consider participating in a Wheaton dual-degree program in engineering. This program allows students completing three years at Wheaton and two or more additional years at another institution to earn a bachelor of science degree from Wheaton and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Departmental honors will be awarded to students who successfully complete the Senior Honors Thesis and have an average of B+ or better in the major and an average of B or better overall.