Major in Physics

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BA with a Major in Physics (.pdf)

BA with a Major in Physics

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file.

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS
CHEM 1410, General Chemistry10 3

CHEM 1430, Laboratory for General Chemistry 1

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

MATH 1710, Calculus I4 4

PHYS 1710, Mechanics 3

PHYS 1730, Laboratory in Mechanics 1

Wellness11 2-3

Total 17-18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)3 3

MATH 2700, Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry, or 2730, Multivariable Calculus 3

PHYS 3010, Modern Physics20 3

PHYS 3030, Laboratory in Modern Physics 1

PHYS 3210, Classical Mechanics 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

PHYS Option (advanced) 3

PHYS Option (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced)15,16 3

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
Natural and Life Science9 4

Elective (advanced)16 3

Elective (advanced)16 4

PHYS Option (advanced) 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 17

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS
CHEM 1420, General Chemistry10 3

CHEM 1440, Laboratory for General Chemistry 1

ENGL 1320, College Writing II6 3

MATH 1720, Calculus II 3

PHYS 2220, Electricity and Magnetism 3

PHYS 2240, Laboratory in Wave Motion, Electricity, Magnetism and Optics 1

Oral Communication2 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)3 3

MATH 3410, Differential Equations I58 3

CSCI1 3

PHYS Option (advanced) 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

PHYS Option (advanced) 3

Free Elective16 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
Elective (advanced)16 3

PHYS Option (advanced) 1

PHYS Option (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 16

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. See Arts and Sciences folding key (#2) after page 208 for footnotes.

Supplemental Information for BA with a Major in Physics

1. Minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

2. Minimum of 31 hours of physics.

3. Required courses: PHYS 1710/1730, 2220/2240, 3010/3030 and 3210, plus 12 hours chosen from: PHYS 3220, 3310, 3420, 4110, 4160, 4210, 4220, 4310, 4420 and 4500; MATH 1710, 1720, 2700 or 2730, and 3410; and CHEM 1410 or 1413/1430 and 1420 or 1423/1440.

4. Students also must satisfy the general requirements of the "Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum " in the College of Arts and Sciences section and the "University Core Curriculum Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

5. Physics Options: PHYS 3220, 3420(4), 4050, 4150 or 4160, 4220, 4420, 4500, 4550, 4600, 4710.

6. Advanced-level courses in physics are offered on a two-year cycle. Planning for physics courses must be done by using the frequency of offering schedule below:

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