Jul 14, 2024  
Undergraduate Record 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Record 2024-2025

Physics, B.A.

Universal Curriculum Requirements

To be awarded a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, students are required to complete universal curriculum requirements in addition to the program requirements provided below. The school universal curriculum requirements can be found on the school Degree Programs page .

Program Information

The Department of Physics offers both Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. The Physics, B.A. is designed for students interested in physics and planning to enter other fields including engineering, medicine, education, business, and law, and for liberal arts students seeking a strong background in physics. 

NOTE: Students planning graduate study in physics or physics-related areas should elect the B.S. or the Astronomy/Physics B.S.

Program Requirements

There are three groups of courses that are needed for the BA degree:

All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C. The Schools impose other requirements for graduation; e.g., students in the College of Arts and Sciences need to earn a certain number of credits, and, if not Echols scholars, must fulfill General Education requirements. 

Additional Information

For more information, contact Physics Department, Jesse W. Beams Laboratory of Physics, P.O. Box 400714, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714, (434) 924-3781; www.phys.virginia.edu