Physics, Bachelor of Arts

 Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)14
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)11
Take any one course in LOPER 5, LOPER 6, or LOPER 7 that satisfies a Dispositional Requirement (LOPER 9 or LOPER 10) and a Broad Knowledge Requirement. The courses that meet these criteria are listed at See advisor for assistance.
General Physics I (Calculus)
General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 26
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BA Language requirement
Complete all required courses 46
Program Specified Requirements5
General Physics II (Calculus)
General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 324
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum18
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Physics Requirements
PHYS 123Freshman Physics Seminar3
PHYS 346Modern Physics I4
PHYS 410Mathematical Techniques in Physics I3
PHYS 420Advanced Physics Laboratory3
Physics Electives
Select 10 credit hours of the following:10
Astrophysics I
Astrophysics II
Computational Methods in Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy Methods II
Analytic Mechanics
Electricity & Magnetism
Quantum Mechanics
Solid State Physics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Research in Physics
Physics Math Requirements
MATH 202Calculus II with Analytic Geometry5
MATH 260Calculus III5
MATH 305Differential Equations3
Total Credit Hours36