- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Physics at Oberlin is a diverse academic program offering a rich selection of physics, astrophysics, and astronomy courses and ample opportunities for active student research involvement.
Why Study Physics at Oberlin?
Observatory and Planetarium
Oberlin College Observatory is atop Peters Hall at the center of campus. Peters was built in the 1880s and the dome was installed in 1929, along with a Gaertner 6-inch f:15 refractor telescope. The current telescope is a 14" Meade LX200. The observatory is actively used for introductory astronomy classes, for individual student projects, by the Oberlin Astronomy Club, and for public viewing.
- PHYS 111 - Electricity, Magnetism and Thermodynamics 4 credits
- ASTR 100 - Introductory Astronomy 4 credits
- PHYS 316 - Waves and Optics 4 credits
- PHYS 411 - Electrodynamics 2 credits
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