Department of Physics and Astronomy
PO Box 70652
Phone: (423) 439-4231
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/physics
The major program in Physics provides the foundation for a broad spectrum of challenging careers in scientific and non-scientific fields. Baccalaureate Physics majors find employment opportunities such as research associates in commercial and government laboratories, sales and engineering representatives for manufacturers of technical products, industrial management trainees, and teachers at the secondary school level.
Students are required to take mathematics through ordinary differential equations and are strongly encouraged to take additional elective courses in physics, mathematics, and chemistry as their curriculum will permit.
Students with 0-59 earned credits:
First, meet with your faculty advisor Dr. Mark Giroux at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 439-8684) or Dr. Beverly Smith at email@example.com or (423) 439-8418
Then, contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website (https://www.etsu.edu/cas/case/) or call (423) 439-5602.
Students with 60 or more earned credits:
Dr. Mark Giroux
Dr. Beverly Smith
Transfer students majoring in physics should contact the chair of the department for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.
For general information about the department or courses, contact Dr. Donald Luttermoser, Department Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423)-439-7064.
Degree Requirements: 120 credits
|Major Total Requirement
| Major Course
|| (31 credits)
| Advisor-Approved Electives
|| (6 credits)
| Additional Requirements
|| (11 credits)
Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: PHYS-BS
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General Education Requirements
These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.
Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:
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CSCI 1100 or Proficiency Exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.
Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.
Licensure Certification: Students interested in pursuing a teacher licensure program for certification should contact the advisor in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall, College of Education. Students will major in the subject they wish to teach and minor in Secondary Education.
Special Note: Physics majors who wish to minor in Astronomy are permitted to count Technical Physics I and II for both the major and minor. However, the upper level astronomy classes can only be used for either the astronomy minor or the physics major, but not both at the same time.