liberal art school for physics

<p>carleton bowdoin wesleyan
I have to choose one of these into my list ; I want to know its pro and con
do you know any other liberal art college that good in physics?
Thx</p>

<p>If you are considering Bowdoin and Wesleyan, then you might also want to look at Williams. Williams is one of the top schools for [url=<a href="http://communications.williams.edu/news/chudzicki-apker/%5DApker"&gt;http://communications.williams.edu/news/chudzicki-apker/]Apker&lt;/a> Awards<a href="the%20American%20Physical%20Society's%20annual%20prize%20for%20undergraduate%20physics%20research">/url</a>, with an unusually large number (by LAC standards) of physics/astronomy majors and faculty. Also, the President and Dean of the College are both physicists.</p>

<p>thank you very much , but i think william is too high for me</p>

<p>help me please</p>

<p>Carleton and Wesleyan appear to have more breadth and depth of offerings of physics courses than Bowdoin.</p>

<p>You can check other schools by looking at their physics course lists for the following:</p>

<p>Freshman and sophomore introductory physics courses with calculus covering mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, relativity, quantum physics. (Note that there may be additional freshman and sophomore level courses on various topics intended for non-majors.)</p>

<p>Junior and senior level courses for physics majors:
Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Electricity, magnetism, and optics
Quantum mechanics
Relativity
Electives like particle physics, atomic physics, plasma physics, astrophysics, etc.</p>

<p>Freshman and sophomore level math courses including calculus, multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations.</p>

<p>Junior and senior level math courses such as:
Real analysis
Complex analysis
Abstract algebra and group theory
Differential equations</p>

<p>thank you very much
i'm very grateful.</p>

<p>Carleton is a terrific LAC, as is Bowdoin. If you visit Carleton, take the time to go and visit St. Olaf, about 1 mile up the road. They have a new world class science buidling and their Physics department has recently won some awards. It is a good option to consider, especially considering how close the 2 schools are to each other. Good luck!</p>

<p>Add Brandeis</p>

<p>Out of all of the schools mentioned in this thread, Carleton appears to have the greatest breadth and depth of physics courses. Wesleyan is probably next, followed by Williams, Brandeis, and St. Olaf. Bowdoin has the least breadth and depth in physics.</p>

<p>"do you know any other liberal art college that good in physics?"
One of the best is Harvey Mudd, of the Claremont College Consortium- 5 colleges nestled together in S Calif. Students can cross register at the other 5 colleges for lots of classes. HM is know for is STEM program. Total student population of all 5 colleges is 5000.</p>

<p>Thank you very much :)</p>

<p>William & Mary is very strong in the sciences as well as offering research opportunities for undergrads.</p>

<p>Reed is one of the highest per capita producers of ph.ds in physics.</p>