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Department of Physics and Astronomy: records and publications

 Record Group
Identifier: A03.06

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Scope and Content

Physics and astronomy department records.


  • Creation: 1930-


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bowdoin College uses a curriculum that highlights problem solving and critical thinking skills. The goal of the department is to provide a strong preparation for advanced work, coupled with intellectual growth and good scholarship. The physics major is based on a combination of courses in mathematics and physics. Majors must meet the math requirements and take a minimum of 5 physics courses at the college. The minor consists of at least 4 Bowdoin physics courses numbered 1130 or higher. Honors is offered to exceptional students that have exceeded in the coursework as a means to consolidate their knowledge and better prepare themselves for graduate work in physics.


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Guide to the Department of Physics and Astronomy Records and Publications
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
(207) 725-3288