BS 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.

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BS 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, 58 4

PHYS 1710, Mechanics 3

PHYS 1730, Laboratory in Mechanics 1

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)3 3

MATH 2730, Multivariable Calculus58 3

PHYS 3010, Modern Physics20 3

PHYS 3030, Laboratory in Modern Physics20 1

PHYS 3210, Classical Mechanics 3

Oral Communication2 3

Total 19

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

MATH 2700, Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry58 3

PHYS 3310, Mathematical Methods 3

PHYS 4110, Statistical and Thermal Physics 3

Elective16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
PHYS 4210, Electricity and Magnetism 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

PHYS Option (advanced)13 3

PHYS Option (advanced)13 3

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 15

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 II58 3

PHYS 2220, Electricity and Magnetism 3

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

Wellness11 2-3

Total 16-17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
CSCI 1110, Program Development 4

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)3 3

MATH 3410, Differential Equations I58 3

PHYS 4160, Experimental Physics II 3

PHYS Option (advanced) 3

Total 19

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

PHYS 4150, Experimental Physics I 3

MATH Option (above 3150) 3

PHYS Option (advanced) 3

Elective16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

PHYS 4310, Quantum Mechanics 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

MATH Option (above 3150) 3

PHYS Option (advanced) 1

Elective16 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 BS in Physics

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

2. 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:

3. Mathematics Requirements: Students who must schedule Physics courses with mathematics prerequisites must plan their mathematics programs carefully. Freshmen should note mathematics placement procedures described in the Department of Mathematics section of this catalog. Physics majors who are advised to take MATH 1650 prior to PHYS 1710 may count this courses as elective credit.

4. Minimum total of hours required for degree: 134

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