Physical Science, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses14
Including:
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 1
Portal
Select one course numbered 1883
Distribution
Aesthetics3
Humanities6
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences11
Including:
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Wellness0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution1
Capstone
Select one course numbered 3883
BS Science-related course requirements
Complete all required courses0
Major Option
Complete all required courses30
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum19
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Physical Science Core Requirements
PHYS 275
275L
General Physics I (Calculus)
and General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
5
PHYS 276
276L
General Physics II (Calculus)
and General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
5
Physical Science Electives
Select 20 credit hours of the following: 320
CHEM 200-CHEM 499L 4
PHYS 200-PHYS 499 5
Total Credit Hours30
1

Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following courses, increasing the total credit hours needed:

2

A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.

3

Electives must include one advanced course (300-400 level) in BOTH Chemistry AND Physics.

4

Except CHEM 388.

5

Except PHYS 388.