Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics, B.S.


Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the major:  68

Physics


Requirements


Mathematics and Computer Science


Additional Requirements


(normally 68 credits): Physics B.A. requirements plus 12 additional credits of physics-related electives chosen from among the following:

Interdepartmental Contract Majors


The fundamental nature and quantitative aspects of physics make it a natural framework for the construction of a wide range of interdisciplinary “interdepartmental contract majors.” Students interested in this option should discuss the possibilities with a member of the physics department.

Education Certification


The Physics B.A. or B.S. with a double major in Education provides Merrimack students the opportunity to graduate with initial licensure to teach physics in grades 8-12. Students interested in a teaching career should connect with an advisor from the School of Education as soon as possible.

Embedded Controller Concentration


Embedded controllers are the relatively small, inexpensive, low power microprocessors found in a vast array of devices ranging from mobile phones to washing machines to automobiles. Students who complete this concentration will have learned how to design, build, and test simple embedded controller systems. The necessary programming and circuitry principles and techniques learned along the way are valuable in their own right.