Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics

Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 1411General Botany4
or GEOL 1403 Physical Geology
or PHYS 1404 Solar System Astronomy
BIOL 1413General Zoology4
or GEOL 1404 Historical Geology
or PHYS 1403 Stars & Galaxies
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 14
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II 14
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4
Advanced General elective8
MATH (Advanced) or Science (Advanced)6
Major Core
PHYS 1401Physics Boot Camp4
PHYS 1411Introduction To Physics I4
PHYS 1422Introduction To Physics II4
PHYS 3391
PHYS 3111
Modern Physics I
and Modern Physics Laboratory I
4
PHYS 3370Intro To Theoretical Physics3
PHYS 4366Intro Quantum Mechanics3
PHYS 4368Electricity And Magnetism3
PHYS 4370Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 4371Thermodynamcs & Statistcl Mech3
PHYS 4395Undergraduate Research3
Major
Advanced PHYS elective3
General Elective1
Minor (if required)
MATH 1420Calculus I 14
MATH 1430Calculus II4
MATH 2440Calculus III4
MATH 3376Differential Equations3
MATH 4376Topics In Applied Mathmatics I3
Total Hours120
1

CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).  MATH 1420 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics), one semester credit hour of Component Area IX (Component Area Option), and the Degree Specific requirement.

A student may need preparatory work in mathematics or might be eligible for advanced placement, either of which necessitates adjustment of the schedule. Such a student should consult a member of the physics or mathematics faculty concerning his/her schedule.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 14114CHEM 141234
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
General Elective1MATH 14304
MATH 142024PHYS 14114
PHYS 14014 
 16 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV 3COSC 14364
HIST 13013HIST 130243
MATH 24404PHYS 33703
PHYS 14224POLS 230653
POLS 23053 
 17 13
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII 3Component Area V 3
Component Area IX 3BIOL 1413, GEOL 1404, or PHYS 14034
BIOL 1411, GEOL 1403, or PHYS 14044MATH 43763
MATH 33763PHYS 43703
PHYS 31111 
PHYS 33913 
 17 13
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Advanced General Elective4Advanced General Elective 4
Math or Science (Advanced)3Math or Science (Advanced)3
PHYS 43683PHYS 43663
PHYS 43713 PHYS Advanced Elective3
PHYS 43953 
 16 13
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and one semester credit hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science). 

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science).