Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics

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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
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 14
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II 14
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4
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
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
PHYS 3370Intro To Theoretical Physics3
PHYS 4371Thermodynamcs & Statistcl Mech3
PHYS 4366Intro Quantum Mechanics3
PHYS 4368Electricity And Magnetism3
PHYS 4370Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 4395Undergraduate Research3
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

CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412 satisfies the requirement for Component Area III.  MATH 1420 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II, one hour of Component Area IX, 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
PHYS 14014PHYS 14114
ENGL 130113MATH 14304
MATH 142024CHEM 141234
CHEM 14114ENGL 130213
General Elective1 
 16 15
Second Year
PHYS 14224PHYS 33703
MATH 24404HIST 130243
HIST 13013COSC 14364
POLS 23053POLS 230653
Component Area IV3 
 17 13
Third Year
PHYS 33913PHYS 43703
PHYS 31111MATH 43763
MATH 33763BIOL 1413, GEOL 1404, or PHYS 14034
BIOL 1411, GEOL 1403, or PHYS 14044Component Area V3
Component Area VIII3 
Component Area IX3 
 17 13
Fourth Year
PHYS 43713PHYS 43663
PHYS 43683Advanced General Elective 4
PHYS 43953Advanced PHYS elective3
Advanced General Elective4Math or Science (Advanced)3
Math or Science (Advanced)3 
 16 13
Total Hours: 120

Satisfies Component Area I.


Satisfies Component Area II and one hour of Component Area IX.


Satisfies Component Area III. 


Satisfies Component Area VI.


Satisfies Component Area VII.