2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Physics with a Secondary Concentration in Another Field, BS

Requirements

General Requirements

30 hours of physics, including 12 hours of:
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 10154, PHYS 10164 can be taken in place of PHYS 20484 with permission

19 hours selected from:

PHYS 30113Intermediate Astronomy

3

PHYS 30123Observational Astronomy

3

PHYS 30491Physics III Laboratory

1

PHYS 30553Mechanics

3

PHYS 30603Thermal Physics

3

PHYS 30703Digital Electronics

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 40103Senior Research in Physics or Astronomy

3

OR

PHYS 40003Senior Honors Research in Physics or Astronomy

3

It is recommended that 9 or more hours be selected from:

PHYS 30553Mechanics

3

PHYS 30603Thermal Physics

3

PHYS 40113Elements of Quantum Mechanics

3

PHYS 40653Electromagnetic Fields

3

Associated Requirements (16 hours)

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

MATH 20524Calculus II

4

MATH 30224Linear Algebra

4

MATH 30524Calculus III

4

COSC 10503Introduction to Programming for Engineering and Science

3

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

Approved secondary concentration with a minimum of 24-hours

COSC 10503 or an approved substitute

Approved Concentrations with Respective Additional Requirements:

BS in Physics with Secondary Concentration in Computer Modeling

This option prepares students for graduate work in physics.

General requirements except that PHYS 50733 and an approved project in either PHYS 40103 or PHYS 40003 are required.

Additional Requirements

COSC 20101Assembler Fundamentals

1

COSC 20203Techniques in Programming

3

COSC 20803Data Structures

3

COSC 30203Computer System Fundamentals

3

COSC 30403Programming Language Concepts

3

Also three hours selected from

COSC 30803Simulation Techniques

3

COSC 40503Artificial Intelligence

3

COSC 40903Advanced Topics in Computer Software

3

COSC 50123Object-Oriented Design and Programming

3

MATH 30613Differential Equations

3

MATH 50613Partial Differential Equations

3

MATH 40663Numerical Analysis

3

BS in Physics with Secondary Concentration in Electronics

This option prepares students for graduate studies in electrical engineering or physics. General requirements except that PHYS 40113 and PHYS 40653 (or ENGR 30543) are required, and PHYS 40663 is recommended.

Additional Requirements

ENGR 10042Principles of Digital Logic

2

ENGR 20404Circuit Analysis and Design II

4

ENGR 20413Circuit Analysis and Design III

3

ENGR 30014Materials Science

4

ENGR 30444Electronics I

4

ENGR 30454Electronics II

4

ENGR 40454Semiconductor Device Electronics

4

MATH 30613Differential Equations

3

BS in Physics with Secondary Concentration in Environmental Science

This option prepares students for graduate work in physics or environmental science.

General requirements plus

CHEM 10123General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 10122General Chemistry II Laboratory

2

BIOL 10501Introductory Biology Lab I

1

BIOL 10503Introductory Biology I

3

BIOL 10511Introductory Biology Lab II

1

BIOL 10513Introductory Biology II

3

BIOL 30403Ecology and the Environment

3

3 hours of approved upper-level biology courses

3

GEOL 10113Understanding the Earth

3

ENSC 10143Contemporary Environmental Issues

3

OR

ENSC 30133Concepts in Environmental Science

3

ENSC 40193Environmental Stewardship Seminar

3

3 hours selected from

GEOL 30113Weather and Climate

3

ENSC 40193Environmental Stewardship Seminar

3

GEOL 40393Soils in the Environment

3

GEOL 50493Physical Hydrology

3