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

All physics majors must complete the following courses:

Baccalaureate Core
Select 51 credits
Required Courses
CH 231
CH 261
GENERAL CHEMISTRY
and *LABORATORY FOR CHEMISTRY 231
5
CH 232
CH 262
GENERAL CHEMISTRY
and *LABORATORY FOR CHEMISTRY 232
5
CH 233
CH 263
GENERAL CHEMISTRY
and *LABORATORY FOR CHEMISTRY 233
5
MTH 251*DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS4
MTH 252INTEGRAL CALCULUS4
MTH 253INFINITE SERIES AND SEQUENCES4
or MTH 306 MATRIX AND POWER SERIES METHODS
MTH 254VECTOR CALCULUS I4
MTH 255VECTOR CALCULUS II4
MTH 256APPLIED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS4
MTH 341LINEAR ALGEBRA I3
PH 211
PH 221
*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS
and RECITATION FOR PHYSICS 211
5
PH 212
PH 222
*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS
and RECITATION FOR PHYSICS 212
5
PH 213
PH 223
*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS
and RECITATION FOR PHYSICS 213
5
PH 315PHYSICS OF CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES3
PH 335TECHNIQUES OF THEORETICAL MECHANICS3
PH 411ELECTRONICS3
PH 365
PH 366
PH 367
COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS LAB
and COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS LAB
and COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS LAB
3
PH 422PARADIGMS IN PHYSICS: STATIC FIELDS3
PH 423PARADIGMS IN PHYSICS: ENERGY AND ENTROPY3
PH 424PARADIGMS IN PHYSICS: OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES3
PH 425PARADIGMS IN PHYSICS: QUANTUM FUNDAMENTALS3
PH 426PARADIGMS IN PHYSICS: CENTRAL FORCES3
PH 427PARADIGMS IN PHYSICS: PERIODIC SYSTEMS3
PH 401RESEARCH3
PH 403^THESIS3
Select one of the following:15-22
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Arts in Physics
Total Hours108-115

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 415COMPUTER INTERFACING AND INSTRUMENTATION3
or PH 464 SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING II
PH 431CAPSTONES IN PHYSICS: ELECTROMAGNETISM3
PH 441CAPSTONES IN PHYSICS: THERMAL AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS3
PH 451CAPSTONES IN PHYSICS: QUANTUM MECHANICS3
PH 481PHYSICAL OPTICS4
Select 6 additional credits 16
Total Hours22

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

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

Select two of the following:6
CAPSTONES IN PHYSICS: ELECTROMAGNETISM
CAPSTONES IN PHYSICS: THERMAL AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS
CAPSTONES IN PHYSICS: QUANTUM MECHANICS
Select 9 credits of approved electives 19
Total Hours15

Major Code: 590