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Bachelor of Science in Physics

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Degree Course Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Physics Major (required courses) - 103 credits

  • PHYS 152 General Physics I (4)
    • Concurrent enrollment in MATH 161
  • PHYS 152 General Physics II (4)
    • Concurrent enrollment in MATH 162 and completion of PHYS 151
  • PHYS 153 General Physics III (4)
    • Concurrent enrollment in MATH 163 and completion of PHYS 152
  • PHYS 161 Mechanics Lab (1)
  • PHYS 162 Heat and Optics (1)
  • PHYS 163 Instrumentation Lab I (1)
  • PHYS 164 Instrumentation Lab II (1)
  • PHYS 221 General Physics IV (4)
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 153
  • PHYS 321 Advanced Physics Lab I (3)
    • Requires Junior Standing or Instructor Permission
  • PHYS 322 Advanced Physics Lab II (3)
    • Requires Junior Standing or Instructor Permission
  • PHYS 361 Classical Mechanics I (4)
    • Prerequisites: PHYS 153 and MATH 163
  • PHYS 362 Classical Mechanics II (4)
    • Prerequisites: PHYS 153 and MATH 163
  • PHYS 371 Introduction to Quantum Physics (4)
    • Prerequisites: PHYS 153 and MATH 163
  • PHYS 381 Atomic Physics (4)
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 371
  • PHYS 401 Electromagnetism I (4)
    • Prerequisite: MATH 163
  • PHYS 402 Electromagnetism II (4)
    • Prerequisite: MATH 163
  • PHYS 403 Electromagnetism III (4)
    • Prerequisite: MATH 163
  • CHEM 151 General Chemistry** (5)
  • CHEM 152 General Chemistry** (5)
  • CHEM 153 General Chemistry** (5)
  • MATH 161 Calculus I** (5)
  • MATH 162 Calculus II** (5)
  • MATH 163 Calculus III** (5)
  • MATH 241 Calculus IV** (5)
  • MATH 342 Topics in Applied Analysis** (4)
  • MATH 347 Introductory Differential Equations** (4)

ELECTIVES (6 Credits)
PHYS 363 or Any 400-level Physics courses except PHYS 497
**See specific department or Graduate & Undergraduate catalog to find prerequisites for these classes.

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Science program is designed primarily for students preparing for graduate study in physics and for students planning a professional career in physics.
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