Physics Comprehensive, 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 Sciences8
Including:
General Physics I (Calculus)
and General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
Analytical and Quantitative Thought3
Including:
Programming in C
Wellness0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution1
Capstone
Select one course numbered 3883
BS Science-related course requirements
CHEM 160
160L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 161
161L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
Major Option
Complete all required courses61
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum4
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Physics Comprehensive Requirements
PHYS 123Freshman Physics Seminar3
PHYS 276
276L
General Physics II (Calculus)
and General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
5
PHYS 346Modern Physics I4
PHYS 402Analytic Mechanics4
PHYS 407Electricity & Magnetism4
PHYS 410Mathematical Techniques in Physics I3
PHYS 419Quantum Mechanics4
PHYS 420Advanced Physics Laboratory3
PHYS 430Optics3
PHYS 435Solid State Physics3
PHYS 440Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 495Research in Physics3
PHYS 498Senior Seminar in Physics3
Physics Comprehensive Math Requirements
MATH 202Calculus II with Analytic Geometry5
MATH 260Calculus III5
MATH 305Differential Equations3
Physics Comprehensive Math, CSIT, or Chemistry Electives
Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
Elementary Statistics
CSIT 200-CSIT 499 3
MATH 300-MATH 499
Total Credit Hours61
1

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

2

Except CHEM 388.

3

Except CSIT 388.