Physics, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 14
Including:
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 1
Portal
Select one course numbered 188 3
Distribution
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
Natural Sciences 8
Including:
General Physics I (Calculus)
and General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 0
Wellness 0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution4
Capstone
Select one course numbered 388 3
BS Science-related course requirements
MATH 202Calculus II with Analytic Geometry5
MATH 305Differential Equations3
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum5
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Physics Requirements
PHYS 123Freshman Physics Seminar3
PHYS 276
276L
General Physics II (Calculus)
and General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
5
PHYS 346Modern Physics I4
PHYS 410Mathematical Techniques in Physics I3
Physics Electives
Select 16 credit hours of the following:16
Analytic Mechanics
Electricity & Magnetism
Quantum Mechanics
Advanced Physics Laboratory
Optics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Research in Physics
Physics Math Requirements
MATH 260Calculus III5
Total Credit Hours36
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Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following courses, increasing the total credit hours needed:

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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.