There are several degree programs available in conjunction with other departments or administered by other departments:
Chemical Physics (administered jointly with the Department of Chemistry), Sc.B. only
This concentration provides students with a broad-based understanding in fundamental molecular sciences, as well as a background for graduate studies in physical chemistry, chemical physics, or molecular engineering.
Twenty semester courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, with a minimum of four semester courses in mathematics. Core Courses are:
Other approved courses in applied mathematics, biology, computer science, geological sciences, or engineering may be substituted for some of the twenty.
Students are advised to take at least six courses in the humanities and social sciences
Engineering-Physics (administered jointly with the School of Engineering), Sc.B. only
This concentration provides students with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles underlying modern technology. Specifically, it gives those who are interested in applied technical problems a strong background in physics and mathematics beyond that given in the standard engineering program. Students take a significant part of the usual engineering and physics programs, obtain substantial laboratory experience, and take several upper-level courses focusing on applied physics. The program allows students to take either the standard physics or engineering programs during their freshman and sophomore years and then switch to this combined program.
The courses are as follows:
In addition, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences. They are encouraged to consider taking courses dealing with the philosophical, ethical, or political aspects of science and technology.
Physics and Philosophy (administered jointly with the Department of Philosophy), A.B. only
The Physics and Philosophy A.B. Concentration is for undergraduates who have a deep interest in understanding physics but do not need to acquire the laboratory and computational skills of a professional physicist. It acquaints students with the most philosophically interesting physics and balances the student's need to grapple with some computational problems with their need to deepen their investigation of conceptual and epistemological issues. This concentration should prepare a student either for graduate study, especially in a history and philosophy of science (HPS) program, or for employment in science education or journalism. Other professions such as law and medicine will look favorably on such concentrators for having versatile interests and being able to master difficult material. The concentration may serve as an excellent preparation for a law school since physics and philosophy both exercise a rigorous approach to problems of immediate relevance to life but at the same time assume two complimentary and sometimes competing viewpoints.
One more Philosophy course or a course in History of Science:
A course in Calculus:
A final project (one from the following list):
Biophysics (administered by the Division of Biology and Medicine), A.B. or Sc.B.
Geology-Physics/Mathematics (administered by the Department of Geology), A.B. or Sc.B.