Physics, B.S.

The Department of Physics offers a program leading to the bachelor of science degree in physics.

University Requirements - 39 hours

See Core Curriculum

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

College Requirements - 6 hours

See College Requirements BS

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements — 76 hours

MTH 201Calculus I

4

MTH 202Calculus II

4

CS 203Introduction to Computer Science

3

with

CS 273Computer Science Laboratory

1

PHY 204General Physics I

3

with

PHY 274General Physics Lab I

1

PHY 205General Physics II

3

with

PHY 275General Physics Lab II

1

with

CHM 277General Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 208General Chemistry II

3

with

CHM 278General Chemistry II Lab

1

48 credits - Upper division science, math or engineering credit hours with a minimum of 28 hours in physics, including:

PHY 306Modern Physics

3

PHY 356/MTH 356Mathematical Methods for Science and Engineering

3

MTH 301Vector Calculus

4

MTH 321Ordinary Differential Equations

3

MTH 341Introduction to Linear Algebra

3

PHY 376Modern Physics Lab

1

PHY 371Analog and Digital Electronics

2

Three of the following advanced labs

PHY 470Special Physics Laboratory and Research

Variable

PHY 471Advanced Laboratory

2

PHY 472Advanced Optics Laboratory

2

Additional courses in science, math or engineering, of which 15 hours must be in physics – 24 hours

General Electives — 9 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120