2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Science, leading to a B.S. degree

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Program Director:  Dr. Brett Fadem, Professor of Physics
Professors:  Anderson, Fiorini
Associate Professor:  Clark                                                                                                                                                                                        Assistant Professor:  Collett

This program is designed for those students wishing to base a science and engineering career on a strong liberal arts education.  Students can combine this major with a business minor, pursue education, enter high-tech industry, or continue for a degree in engineering, materials science, surface science, and related fields.  Students can spend three to four years at Muhlenberg and then transfer to Columbia University to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg and a second Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia.

Major Requirements

Four courses numbered 200 or greater:

  • Four courses numbered 200 or greater that focus the student’s interest in two of the disciplines: chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.  Two courses must be taken in each of the two disciplines.

One course numbered 300 or greater:

  • One course numbered 300 or greater that continues the study in one of the chosen disciplines.


Successful completion of a CUE from one of the physical science disciplines chosen as a concentration at the 200-level.

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