2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Physics, BS

Requirements

The program of study requires a minimum of 36 hours, on a 124-hour degree, consisting of:

Core Courses

PHYS 10901First-Year Physics and Astronomy Seminar

1

PHYS 20474Physics I with Laboratory: Mechanics

4

PHYS 20484Physics II with Laboratory: Electromagnetism and Optics

4

PHYS 30493Physics III Modern Physics

3

PHYS 30491Physics III Laboratory

1

23 hours selected from

PHYS 30014Materials Science

4

PHYS 30553Mechanics

3

PHYS 30603Thermal Physics

3

PHYS 30703Digital Electronics

3

PHYS 30843Biomedical Imaging

3

PHYS 40113Elements of Quantum Mechanics

3

PHYS 40653Electromagnetic Fields

3

PHYS 40663Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics

3

PHYS 50703Nonlinear Dynamics

3

PHYS 50713Contemporary Topics in Physics

3

PHYS 50723Introduction to Solid State Physics

3

PHYS 50733Computational Physics

3

PHYS 50743Stellar Astrophysics

3

PHYS 50753Topics in Biophysics

3

PHYS 50763Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biophysics

3

 

PHYS 40103Senior Research in Physics or Astronomy

3

OR

PHYS 40003Senior Honors Research in Physics or Astronomy

3

It is recommended that students planning to attend graduate school take

PHYS 30553Mechanics

3

PHYS 30603Thermal Physics

3

PHYS 40113Elements of Quantum Mechanics

3

PHYS 40653Electromagnetic Fields

3

PHYS 40663Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics

3

Associated Requirements

Twenty-one hours of mathematics are required, including
MATH 10524Calculus I

4

MATH 20524Calculus II

4

MATH 30613Differential Equations

3

MATH 30524Calculus III

4

Students planning to attend graduate school should take MATH 50613.

Also required are

COSC 10503Introduction to Programming for Engineering and Science

3

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 10123General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 10122General Chemistry II Laboratory

2

OR

CHEM 20123Quantitative Analysis

3

Study of a modern language is recommended.