Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: PHYS-BS


 

Physics Major, B.S.

 
FRESHMAN YEAR (29-32 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENGL 1010 - Critical Reading and Expository Writing   3 ENGL 1020 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation                                    3
HIST 2010 - The United States to 1877   3 HIST 2020 - The United States since 1877   3
MATH 1910 - Calculus I   4 MATH 1920 - Calculus II   4
Social & Behavioral Science Course 3 Social & Behavioral Science Course 3
CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  or Proficiency exam * 0-3 Free Elective Course 3
Fall Total 13-16 Spring Total 16

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR (32 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PHYS 2110 - Technical Physics I-Calculus Based   5 PHYS 2120 - Technical Physics II-Calculus Based         5
MATH 2110 - Calculus III   4 COMM 2055 - Argumentation and Debate   3
PHIL 2640 - Science and the Modern World              3 MATH 2120 - Differential Equations   3
Literature Course 3 Fine Arts Course 3
    Free Elective Course 3
Fall Total 15 Spring Total 17

 

JUNIOR YEAR (30 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PHYS 3010 - Mechanics   4 PHYS 3410 - Modern Physics Lab   2
PHYS 3610 - Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics   3 PHYS 3710 - Electricity and Magnetism                                        4
Minor Course 3 PHYS 4617 - Quantum Physics   4
PHYS 4117 - Thermal and Statistical Physics  ** 4 Minor Course 3
    Minor Course 3
Fall Total 14 Spring Total 16

 

SENIOR YEAR (29 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Minor Course 3 Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3 Physics Advisor Approved Elective Course         3
Physics Advisor Approved Elective Course 3 Free Elective Course 8
Free Elective Courses 6    
Fall Total 15 Spring Total 14

TOTAL = 120 credits

Note:


Proficiency exam may be taken for 0 credit in lieu of CSCI 1100 . Must be completed to meet Graduation requirements. Those students who complete the proficiency exam and are short credits towards their total degree requirements may be required to take additional electives.

** PHYS 4117  is offered every other year during the fall semester. It should be taken in the Junior or Senior year depending on course offerings.