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Physics (B.S.)

Administered by the Physics and Engineering Technology Department

Effective Fall, 2009

For a major in Physics, the Bachelor of Science program requires 71 semester hours; 15 of the required semester hours count toward general education requirements. Thus, in addition to the above program requirements, students must complete 35 to 44 semester hours in general education. The balance of the university's 120 semester hours requirement for a bachelor's degree comes from electives.

Bachelor of Science 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 58.101 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.315 Electronics

PHYSICS.318 Optics

PHYSICS.400 Advanced Physics Laboratory

PHYSICS.422 Thermodynamics

PHYSICS.450 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

8 semester hours chosen from other physics courses numbered above PHYSICS.300

One of the following three courses:

COMPSCI.373 Numerical Methods in Computing

MATH.226 Calculus IV

MATH.314 Linear Algebra