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Undergraduate Programs in Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics provides students with strong interests in physics and related sciences with faculty keenly interested in fostering their growth through courses, research opportunities, and individual interactions. Educational programs in basic and applied physics can be tailored easily to suit a student’s individual interests and needs.
Lehigh offers the following undergraduate degrees in physics, astrophysics, and astronomy: the Bachelor of Science in Physics, the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, theBachelor of Science in Engineering Physics in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics. The first three of these share a common core of physics and mathematics courses, students can defer choosing from among them until after the first year, and changes can be made rather easily even later.
A minor program in astronomy is also available for students who wish to enlarge their potential for a career choice or who may be eager to learn more about astrophysics than an introductory course can provide.
Degrees Offered, and More
Student in summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program