Physics Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)
This is an archived copy of the 2021-22 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.ewu.edu.
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.
|Required Mathematics Courses|
|MATH/HONS 161||CALCULUS I||5|
|MATH 162||CALCULUS II||5|
|MATH 163||CALCULUS III||5|
|MATH 231||LINEAR ALGEBRA||5|
|MATH 241||CALCULUS IV||5|
|MATH 347||INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS||4|
|Required Physics 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||4|
|Required Physics Laboratory Courses|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I||1|
|PHYS 263||ELECTRONICS LABORATORY II||1|
|PHYS 321||ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY I||3|
|PHYS 322||ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY II||3|
|Required Electives–choose from the following||14|
Note: a maximum of 7 credits can count from courses outside PHYS.
Note: some of these courses may require completion of additional prerequisites.
|POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS|
|TOPICS IN APPLIED ANALYSIS II|
or MATH 481
|PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE I|
|PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE II|
|APPLIED GROUP THEORY|
|PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS|
|ADVANCED FLUID DYNAMICS|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BS in Physics from EWU should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physics (such as mechanics, thermodynamics and electricity and magnetism);
- make and interpret laboratory measurements in physics;
- write effectively using the language of physics.