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Physics (B.A.)

Administered by the Physics and Engineering Technology Department

Effective Fall, 2009

The Bachelor of Arts program requires 54 semester hours; 15 of the required semester hours count toward general education requirements. Thus, in addition to the above program requirements, students must complete an additional 35 to 44 semester hours in general education plus free electives to reach 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Bachelor of Arts required courses include:

CHEM.115 Chemistry for the Sciences I

CHEM.116 Chemistry for the Sciences II

COMPSCI.116 Algorithmic Processes for Computers

MATH.125 Calculus I

MATH.126 Calculus II

MATH.225 Calculus III

MATH.322 Differential Equations

PHYSICS.123 Contemporary Physics or ENGTECH.101 Intro to Engineering Tech or an additional physics course numbered higher than PHYSICS.300

PHYSICS.211 General Physics I

PHYSICS.212 General Physics II

PHYSICS.302 Mechanics: Dynamics

PHYSICS.310 Modern Atomic Physics

PHYSICS.314 Electricity and Magnetism

PHYSICS.400 Advanced Physics Laboratory

8 semester hours chosen from other physics courses numbered above 300

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Physics must declare majors in both Physics (BA) and Secondary Education (Physics) and complete the full Physics (BA) course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements. Full program requirements for students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Physics may be found at