There are several degree programs offered in conjunction with other departments or administered by other departments:
Physics & Engineering (administered jointly with the School of Engineering), Sc.B. only
A thesis under the supervision of a physics faculty member (PHYS 1980) or engineering faculty member (ENGN 1970 or ENGN 1971) will also be required.
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 & Philosophy (administered jointly with the Department of Philosophy), A.B. only
An introductory course in Modern Physics:
PHYS 0060 - Foundation of Electromagnetism and Modern Physics or
PHYS 0160 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Relativity.
A course in Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: PHYS 0470 - Electricity & Magnetism.
A course in Methods of Experimental and Theoretical physics:
PHYS 0500 - Advanced Classical Mechanics or
PHYS 0560 - Experiments in Modern Physics.
A course in Quantum Mechanics and its applications:
PHYS 1410 - Quantum Mechanics or
PHYS 1530 - Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics.
One more 1000-level Physics course
A gateway course: PHIL 0210 - Science, Perception, and Reality or PHYS 0100 - Flat Earth to Quantum Uncertainty: On the Nature and Meaning of Scientific Explanation. A course in Early Modern Philosophy: PHIL 0360 - Early Modern Philosophy, PHIL 1700 - British Empiricists, PHIL 1710 - 17th Century Continental Rationalism, or PHIL 1720 - Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason. Two courses in Epistemology, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science: PHIL 1310 - Myth and the Origins of Science, PHIL 1590 - Philosophy of Science, PHIL 1610 - Philosophy of Relativity Physics, PHIL 1620 - Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, PHIL 1630 - Deductive Logic, PHIL 1660 - Metaphysics, PHIL 1670 - Time, PHIL 1750 - Epistemology, or PHIL 1850 - Philosophical Logic. History Courses: One more Philosophy course or a course in History of Science: HIST 1140 - Nature, Knowledge, and Power in Early Modern Europe, HIST 1180 - The Rise of the Scientific Worldview, HIST 1190 - Nineteenth-Century Roots of Modern Science, or HIST 1200 - Science and Society in the Twentieth Century. A course in Calculus: MATH 0180 - Intermediate Calculus, MATH 0200 - Intermediate Calculus, or MATH 0350 - Honors Calculus. A final project (one from the following list): PHIL 1990 - Independent study or honors thesis in Philosophy PHYS 1990 - Senior Conference Course PHIL 0990 - Senior Seminar Any graduate seminar in Philosophy
Biophysics (administered by the Division of Biology and Medicine), A.B. or Sc.B.
Chemical Physics (administered by the Department of Chemistry), Sc.B. only
Geology-Physics/Mathematics (administered by the Department of Geology), A.B. or Sc.B.