Majors

Physics A.B.

The A.B. in Physics is suitable for students with interests in other fields who wish to develop strong critical thinking skills and a solid understanding of the most foundational science.

Physics A.B. Degree Requirements & Courses

Physics B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Physics degree is appropriate for students interested in graduate school or in pursuing careers in physics or other technical fields.

Physics B.S. Degree Requirements & Courses

Engineering Physics B.S.

The engineering physics major is designed to function with Elon’s 3-2 engineering program.

Engineers have the opportunity to be of profound service to humanity. Engineering means problem solving. Through the application of mathematics and science, an engineer may be solving problems dealing with energy, space exploration, environmental issues, product manufacturing, construction or any number of interesting areas of study. Possible engineering disciplines include aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, materials science engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering and textile engineering.

Engineering Physics B.S. Degree Requirements & Courses

Science Education Secondary Science Comprehensive Physics A.B.

The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Studies, in cooperation with the School of Education, offer programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Science Education with Secondary Science Comprehensive Licensure in the areas of biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics.

This licensure program prepares teachers for careers in high school teaching across the different science disciplines. The program emphasizes practical hands-on experience in classrooms, educational theory and pedagogy as well as a breadth and depth of science content knowledge. The program culminates with a full semester of teaching in a high school setting.

Science Education Degree Requirements & Courses


Minors

Physics Minor

The physics minor is suitable for students with interests in other fields who wish to develop strong critical thinking skills and a solid understanding of the most foundational science.

Physics Minor Requirements & Courses

Astronomy Minor

The Minor in Astronomy provides a coherent course of study and in-depth experience in the sciences that is accessible to students with limited previous scientific training. It will provide an essential foundation for studying the context of the Earth in the cosmos, through to the formation of stars, galaxies, and the universe itself. This minor would be a great complement for a Communications major (interested in science journalism), a Physics major (interested in astrophysics), or anyone with a passion for astronomy.

Please contact Tony Crider (acrider@elon.edu) if you have an interest in pursuing a Minor in Astronomy.

Astronomy Minor Requirements & Courses