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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Physics, B.S.


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General Education


(see General Education Requirements  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)


  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Mathematics: (3 hours; approved related courses below will apply)


  • One approved mathematics course

Statistics: (3 hours)


  • One approved statistics course

Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)


  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)


  • Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either

Cultures and Civilizations: (9 hours total)


  • Option A: Western Humanities I and II and Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations or
  • Option B: World Civilization I, II, III

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)


  • Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines

Recommended:


The following are recommended for students who plan on graduate study in physics/astronomy.

Additional Information and Notes


Minimum of 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses, which includes a minimum of 30 hours in physics and/or astronomy at the 3000 and 4000 level.

2.0 average in all physics courses.

Electives to complete 120 hours.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

Showcase/Suggested Plan of Study


Please see the Courses  section of this catalog for complete course descriptions.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
CHEM 1110/1110L 4 PHYS 2300/2300L
4
MATH 1910/1911
4 CHEM 1120/1120L 4
ENGL 1010 3 MATH 1920/1921 4
Humanities or Fine Arts 3 ENGL 1020 3
Fine Arts 3    
  17   15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
PHYS 2310/2310L 4 PHYS 2320/2320L 4
MATH 2200 3 PHYS 3030/3030L 4
MATH 2450 3 MATH 2550 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3 Cultures and Civilizations 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3 MATH 2100 3
  16   17

Junior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
PHYS 3410/3410L 4 PHYS 3420/3420L 4
PHYS 3070/3070L 4 Elective 3
PHYS 3980 3 PHYS 3990
3
Cultures and Civilizations 3 PHYS 4000 1

  Cultures and Civilizations 3
  14   14

Senior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
PHYS 4110 3 PHYS 4140 3
PHYS 3110/3110L 4 THSP 1090 3
ENGL 2820 3 Electives (3000 level or above) 8
Elective 3    
  13   14
 
 

 

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