Oct 15, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Physics, B.S.


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Curriculum Requirements


1. 124 semester hours:


Complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

2. General Education Requirement:


Complete the General Education Curriculum  (GEC) required by the university as detailed on the four-year plan of study.

3. Program Requirements:


4. Concentration Requirements (must have a 'C' or better):


Program Notes:


Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Physics

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

*  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

*  UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

%  MATH 2010  -  Calculus and Analytic Geometry I ( 4 )  

*  PHYS 2305  -  Fundamentals of Physics I ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 2410  -  Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory I ( 1 )  

*  HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

*  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

*  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )   or

*  HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

%  MATH 2020  -  Calculus and Analytic Geometry II ( 4 )  

*  PHYS 2310  -  Fundamentals of Physics II ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 13

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

*  MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )   (SI)

%  MATH 3020  -  Differential Equations ( 3 )  

%  CHEM 1100  -  General Chemistry I ( 4 )  

* PHYS 2320  -  Fundamentals of Physics III ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 3100  -  Principles of Electronics ( 3 )   or

*  PHYS 3200  -  Data Acquisition, Control and Analysis ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

%  CHEM 1200  -  General Chemistry II ( 4 )  

%  MATH 2030  -  Calculus and Analytic Geometry III ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 3310  -  Modem Physics ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 3210  -  Advanced Laboratory I ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

*  WI GEC Course (3)

*  MFL Language Requirement (3)

*  PHYS 3110  -  Mechanics I ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 4220  -  Mathematical Methods of Physics ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 3410  -  Computational Physics I ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

* SOSC - GEC Requirement (3)

*  PHYS 3060  -  Electricity and Magnetism ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 4300  -  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics ( 3 )  

*  PHYS 3220  -  Advanced Laboratory II ( 2 )  

# PHYS - Physics Seminar (1)

* HUM - GEC Requirement (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

*  PHYS 4110  -  Thermal Physics ( 3 )  

#  PHYS Elective (3)

#  PHYS Elective (3)

&  Elective (3)

&  Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

# PHYS - Physics Elective (3)

# PHYS - Physics Elective (3)

& Elective (3)

& Elective (3)

& Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124

 

Distribution of Hours

* Core Curriculum Courses - 69

% Non-departmental Required Courses - 27

# Physics Electives - 13

& Electives - 15

(SI) = Speaking Intensive

(WI) = Writing Intensive

 

Possible Physics Electives:

PHYS 3070  -  Electricity and Magnetism II ( 3 )  

PHYS 3200  -  Data Acquisition, Control and Analysis ( 3 )  

PHYS 3290  -  Environmental Physics ( 3 )  

PHYS 3290  -  Environmental Physics ( 3 )  

PHYS 3510  -  Nanotechnology ( 3 )  

PHYS 4220  -  Mathematical Methods of Physics ( 3 )  

PHYS 4230  -  Lasers and Applied Optics ( 3 )  

PHYS 4250  -  Science Instrumentation ( 4 to 5 )  

PHYS 4310  -  Quantum Mechanics II ( 3 )  

PHYS 4320  -  Nuclear and Particle Physics ( 3 )  

PHYS 4330  -  Solid State Physics ( 3 )  

PHYS 4410  -  Computational Physics II ( 3 )  

PHYS 4900  -  Senior Thesis ( 1-12 )  

Any 3000-4000-level math or computer science course

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