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San Diego State University
Physics B.A.

The study of physics is considered the center of modern science. It has fascinated the finest minds of every age from Newton to Maxwell, Einstein, Bohr, Schroedinger, Oppenheimer, and Schwinger. The study of this diverse field encompasses such areas as optics, electricity, magnetism, the properties of the solid state, atomic structure, nuclear structure, motion, relativity, space and time. Physics also plays a significant role in chemistry, biology, astronomy, and geology, and in the applied sciences of engineering and technology. After completing preparatory classes in physics, mathematics and chemistry, the physics major chooses either a set of generalized upper-division classes in physics or chooses a specialized set of courses from one of five areas: computational physics; condensed matter; foundations; modern optics; or scientific instrumentation.

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