# Physics Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

General Studies | ||

Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4) | 14 | |

Including: | ||

LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning | ||

Calculus I with Analytic Geometry ^{1} | ||

Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8) | 11 | |

Including: | ||

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 https://catalog.unk.edu/undergraduate/general-studies/courses-satisfy-broad-knowledge-dispositional/. See advisor for assistance. | ||

LOPER 8: Natural Sciences | ||

General Physics I (Calculus) | ||

General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory | ||

Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) ^{2} | 6 | |

Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional | 0 | |

BS Science-related course requirements | 8 | |

Calculus II with Analytic Geometry | ||

Differential Equations | ||

Program Specified Requirements | 5 | |

General Physics II (Calculus) | ||

General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory | ||

Major Option | ||

Complete all required courses | 56 | |

Unrestricted electives | ||

Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum | 20 | |

Total Credit Hours | 120 |

## Major Option

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Physics Comprehensive Requirements | ||

PHYS 123 | Freshman Physics Seminar | 3 |

PHYS 346 | Modern Physics I | 4 |

PHYS 360 | Computational Methods in Physics and Astronomy | 3 |

PHYS 402 | Analytic Mechanics | 4 |

PHYS 407 | Electricity & Magnetism | 4 |

PHYS 410 | Mathematical Techniques in Physics I | 3 |

PHYS 419 | Quantum Mechanics | 4 |

PHYS 420 | Advanced Physics Laboratory | 3 |

PHYS 430 | Optics | 3 |

PHYS 435 | Solid State Physics | 3 |

PHYS 440 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics | 3 |

PHYS 495 | Research in Physics | 3 |

PHYS 498 | Senior Seminar in Physics | 3 |

Physics Comprehensive Math Requirements | ||

MATH 260 | Calculus III | 5 |

Physics Comprehensive Chemistry Requirements | ||

CHEM 160 | General Chemistry | 3 |

CHEM 160L | General Chemistry Laboratory | 1 |

CHEM 161 | General Chemistry | 3 |

CHEM 161L | General Chemistry Laboratory | 1 |

Total Credit Hours | 56 |

^{1} | Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following courses, increasing the total credit hours needed: |

^{2} | Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours. |