Physics Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)
The Bachelor of Science program is designed primarily for students preparing for graduate studies in physics and for students planning for a professional career in physics. A Senior Capstone/Senior Thesis class is a university requirement for graduation. Please see your Physics advisor or Department Chair for course options.
Grades: most upper division courses require either a minimum grade ≥C in each prerequisite or permission of the instructor in order to register.
|Required Courses Outside Department|
|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 231||LINEAR ALGEBRA||5|
|or MATH 342||TOPICS IN APPLIED ANALYSIS II|
|or MATH 481||COMPLEX ANALYSIS|
|MATH 241||CALCULUS IV||5|
|MATH 347||INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS||4|
|Required Departmental Courses|
|PHYS 151||GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 152||GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|PHYS 153||GENERAL PHYSICS III||4|
|PHYS 221||GENERAL PHYSICS IV||4|
|PHYS 361||CLASSICAL MECHANICS I||4|
|PHYS 362||CLASSICAL MECHANICS II||4|
|PHYS 371||QUANTUM PHYSICS I: INTRODUCTION||4|
|PHYS 372||QUANTUM PHYSICS II: ATOMIC||4|
|PHYS 401||ELECTROMAGNETISM I||4|
|PHYS 402||ELECTROMAGNETISM II||4|
|PHYS 403||ELECTROMAGNETISM III||4|
|PHYS 411||CLASSICAL THERMODYNAMICS||3|
|Required Laboratory Courses|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LAB I||1|
|PHYS 263||ELECTRONICS LAB II||1|
|PHYS 321||ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I||3|
|PHYS 322||ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II||3|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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