Physics Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

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.
LOPER 8: Natural Sciences
General Physics I (Calculus)
General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 26
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BS Science-related course requirements8
Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
Differential Equations
Program Specified Requirements5
General Physics II (Calculus)
General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
Major Option
Complete all required courses56
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum20
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Physics Comprehensive Requirements
PHYS 123Freshman Physics Seminar3
PHYS 346Modern Physics I4
PHYS 360Computational Methods in Physics and Astronomy3
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 260Calculus III5
Physics Comprehensive Chemistry Requirements
CHEM 160General Chemistry3
CHEM 160LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 161LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
Total Credit Hours56