Physics Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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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.

Required Courses
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 152GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 153GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
MATH 241CALCULUS IV5
MATH 342TOPICS IN APPLIED ANALYSIS II5
MATH 347INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS4
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163INSTRUMENTATION LAB I1
PHYS 164INSTRUMENTATION LAB II1
PHYS 221GENERAL PHYSICS IV4
PHYS 321ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I3
PHYS 322ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II3
PHYS 361CLASSICAL MECHANICS I4
PHYS 362CLASSICAL MECHANICS II4
PHYS 371INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM PHYSICS4
PHYS 381ATOMIC PHYSICS4
PHYS 401ELECTROMAGNETISM I4
PHYS 402ELECTROMAGNETISM II4
PHYS 403ELECTROMAGNETISM III4
Electives6
SPECIAL RELATIVITY
Any 400-level PHYS course except PHYS 497 may be selected as electives.
Total Credits104

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • write effectively using the language of physics;
  • make and interpret laboratory measurements in physics;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physics (such as mechanics, thermodynamics and electricity and magnetism).