Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Physics (BA)

The following course sequence sheet is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser before developing an actual academic plan.

Cr. First Semester Cr. Second Semester
452.115 Chemistry for Sciences I452.116 Chemistry for Sciencees II
353.125 Calculus I353.126 Calculus II
or 53.113 Pre-Calculus (if required based on testing) or 53.125 Calculus I (if 53.113 was required)
354.123 Contemporary Physics454.211 General Physics I
320.101 Composition I3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
or General Education Group B (Social Sciences) or 20.101 Composition I
109.100 Optional University Seminar3General Ed. Values, Ethics, Decision-Making
14Total Semester Credits17Total Semester Credits
Cr. Third Semester Cr. Fourth Semester
454.212 General Physics II354.310 Modern Atomic Physics
32nd Level Writing Course354.314 Electricity & Magnetism
353.225 Calculus III353.322 Differential Equations
or 53.126 Calculus II (if 53.113 was required) or 53.225 Calculus III (if 53.113 was required)
3General Education Group A (Humanities)3General Education Group A (Humanities)
3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
16Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Fifth SemesterCr.Sixth Semester
356.116 Algorithmic Processes354.302 Mechanics: Dynamics
3300-level Physics Elective3300-level Physics Elective
3Free Elective3General Education Group A (Humanities)
or 53.322 Differential Eq (if 53.113 was required)3Free Elective
3General Education Communications3Free Elective
3Free Elective1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills
15Total Semester Credits16Total Semester Credits
Cr.Seventh SemesterCr.Eighth Semester
3300-level Physics Elective3300-level Physics Elective
3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)254.400 Advanced Physics Laboratory
3Free Elective3General Education Group A (Humanities)
3Free Elective3Free Elective
1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills3Free Elective
13Total Semester Credits14Total Semester Credits


The sequence of General Education courses is an example only; they may be taken in any order.

The number of free electives may vary depending on pre-requisite requirements and course choices.

For example, if one communications or values course is also counted as a group A or B, as allowed by General Education Policy, then take one additional Free Elective course.

Two of the courses selected for the Major, General Education OR Free Elective must also qualify as Diversity courses. See list of Diversity Courses and consult advisor.