The Physics Department offers B.A. and B.S. degree programs, both of which provide excellent preparation for graduate studies. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program serves two purposes. First, it gives strong preparation for those wishing to attend graduate school in physics or related disciplines. Second, the B.S. program is recommended for those who intend to enter the scientific workforce upon completion of a bachelor's degree. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program is designed for those who are planning for a non-research career in a field which nevertheless has an important science component. Examples include patent law, environmental law enforcement, medicine or sales or management in a high-technology industry.