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Physics Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS)

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Applied Physics
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Computational Physics
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Mathematical Physics
Optical Physics
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Required Courses

All physics majors must complete the following courses:

CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
MTH 253. Infinite Series and Sequences (4)
   or MTH 306. Matrix and Power Series Methods (4)
MTH 254. Vector Calculus I (4)
MTH 255. Vector Calculus II (4)
MTH 256. Applied Differential Equations (4)
MTH 341. Linear Algebra I (3)
PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4,4)
   and PH 221, PH 222, PH 223. Recitations for PH 211, PH 212, PH 213 (1,1,1)
PH 315. Physics of Contemporary Challenges (3)
PH 335. Techniques of Theoretical Mechanics (3)
PH 365, PH 356, PH 357. Computational Physics Lab (1,1,1)
PH 411. Electronics (3)
PH 422. Paradigms in Physics: Static Fields (3)
PH 423. Paradigms in Physics: Energy and Entropy (3)
PH 424. Paradigms in Physics: Oscillations and Waves (3)
PH 425. Paradigms in Physics: Quantum Fundamentals (3)
PH 426. Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces (3)
PH 427. Paradigms in Physics: Periodic Systems (3)
PH 401. Research (3)
PH 403. ^Thesis (3)

Bachelor of Science in Physics

For graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics under the basic physics option, additional course requirements consist of:

PH 415. Computer Interfacing and Instrumentation (3)
   or PH 464. Scientific Computing II (3)
PH 431. Capstones in Physics: Electromagnetism (3)
PH 441. Capstones in Physics: Thermal and Statistical Physics (3)
PH 451. Capstones in Physics: Quantum Mechanics (3)
PH 481. Physical Optics (4)
  And at least 6 additional credits chosen from among the non-blanket Physics courses at the 400-level or beyond, or related courses in another department with the approval of the head undergraduate advisor.

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics, additional course requirements consist of:

Two courses chosen from:
PH 431. Capstones in Physics: Electromagnetism (3)
PH 441. Capstones in Physics: Thermal and Statistical Physics (3)
PH 451. Capstones in Physics: Quantum Mechanics (3)

In addition, the student must complete 9 credits of approved electives in the College of Liberal Arts and must complete or demonstrate proficiency in the second year of a foreign language.

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)



Major Code: 590

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