2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog


Physics, BS

Requirements

The program of study requires a minimum of 47 hours, on a 124-hour degree, consisting of:

Core Courses

PHYS 10901First-Year Physics and Astronomy Seminar

1

PHYS 20323Scientific Analysis & Modeling

3

PHYS 20475Physics I for Majors: Mechanics

5

PHYS 20485Physics II for Majors

5

PHYS 30313Theoretical Methods in Physics

3

PHYS 30483Physics III Laboratory

3

PHYS 30493Physics III Modern Physics

3

PHYS 30553Mechanics

3

PHYS 40653Electromagnetic Fields

3

6 hours selected from

PHYS 30603Thermal Physics

3

PHYS 40113Elements of Quantum Mechanics

3

PHYS 40663Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics

3

PHYS 40003Senior Honors Research in Physics or Astronomy

3

Students planning to attend graduate school will be expected to have taken all 3 courses

12 additional hours of 30000+ physics classes. No more than 3 hours from Research (PHYS 40003 or PHYS 40103) can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Associated Requirements

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

4

MATH 20524Calculus II

4

MATH 30524Calculus III

4

MATH 30613Differential Equations

3

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

Students planning to attend graduate school should take MATH 50613.

Study of a modern language is recommended