Physics BS

Requirements

General Education — 45 or 46 hours

See the General Education Curriculum Section for the complete list of courses.

Exceptions: The Laboratory Science and Mathematics components of the General Education curriculum are fulfilled by required major and support courses. Issues in Science is waived in lieu of upper division physics courses.

Major — 34 hours

PHY 2110General Physics I

4

PHY 2120General Physics II

4

 

PHY 3130Circuits

4

or

PHY 2030Digital Electronics

4

 

PHY 3300Intermediate Mechanics

4

PHY 3200Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

4

PHY 4010/CHE 4010Thermodynamics

4

PHY 4020/CHE 4020Modern Physics

4

PHY 4400Quantum Mechanics

4

PHY 4335/BIO 4335/CHE 4335Seminar in Physics

1

 

PHY 4330Special Projects in Physics

1-3

or

PHY 4340Research Projects in Physics

1-3

or

PHY 4510Career Internship in Physics

1-3

Required Support Courses — 23 hours

SCI 1050Science Philosophy and Practice

1

SCI 2150Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

3

MAT 1510Calculus I

4

MAT 1520Calculus II

4

MAT 2510Calculus III

4

MAT 2550/PHY 2550Mathematical Methods for Physical Science and Engineering

3

CHE 1040General Chemistry I

4

Mathematics Minor — 18 hours

15 of the 18 hours will be completed as part of the support course requirements.

Additional Minor and/or General Electives — 15-20 hours

Total Credit Hours: 121-126

MAT 3020 Differential Equations (3) and MAT 3090 Linear and Matrix Algebra (3) are recommended support courses but not required.