Physics, B.A.

The Department of Physics offers a program leading to the bachelor of arts degree in physics. The program is suited especially for students who are interested in combining a degree in physics with the study of another discipline (such as biology, life sciences, environmental science, or a major in the humanities).

University Requirements - 39 hours

See Core Curriculum

The two core science and the core mathematics requirements are satisfied by the major requirements below.

College Requirements - 21-33 hours

See College Requirements BA

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements — 48 hours

MTH 201Calculus I

4

MTH 202Calculus II

4

MTH 301Vector Calculus

4

with

CHM 277General Chemistry I Lab

1

Or

PHY 201College Physics I

3

with

PHY 271College Physics Lab I

1

And

PHY 202College Physics II

3

with

PHY 272College Physics Lab II

1

Or

PHY 204General Physics I

3

with

PHY 274General Physics Lab I

1

And

PHY 205General Physics II

3

with

PHY 275General Physics Lab II

1

PHY 306Modern Physics

3

with

PHY 376Modern Physics Lab

1

PHY 323/MTH 323Nonlinear Dynamics

3

PHY 356/MTH 356Mathematical Methods for Science and Engineering

3

Major electives – 17 credits, taken from the following:

PHY 303/CHM 303/MTH 303Computational Methods in Physical Sciences

3

PHY 322Optics

3

PHY 323/MTH 323Nonlinear Dynamics

3

PHY 370Special Physics Laboratory and Research

Variable

PHY 371Analog and Digital Electronics

2

PHY 372Optics Laboratory

1

PHY 391Seminar

Variable

PHY 404Advanced Mechanics

3

PHY 405Advanced Electrodynamics

3

PHY 411Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

3

PHY 412Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II

3

PHY 422Solid State Physics

3

PHY 441Thermal and Statistical Physics

3

PHY 470Special Physics Laboratory and Research

Variable

PHY 471Advanced Laboratory

2

PHY 472Advanced Optics Laboratory

2

General Elective — 9-21 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120