Department of Physics and Astronomy

B.A. in Physics - Sample Curriculum

This information applies to students in the program as of Fall 2015 or earlier.

First year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 1910 Frontiers of Physics
  • NSM 1000 Orientation
  • MATH 1850 Single Variable Calculus I
  • ENGL 1110 English Composition I
  • Foreign Language I

Spring semester

  • PHYS 2130 Physics for Sci Majors I
  • MATH 1860 Single Variable Calculus II
  • ENGL 1130 English Composition II
  • Foreign Language II

Second year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 2140 Physics for Sci Majors II
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150, 2170, CHEM 1230, EEES 2010, 2100
  • Core Humanities I
  • MATH 2850 Calculus III

Spring semester

  • PHYS 3180 Intermediate Laboratory
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • Core Humanities II
  • Core Social Science I
  • 3-4 credit hour elective

Third year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 3310 Quantum Physics I
  • PHYS 3610 Optics and Lasers
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • Core Social Science II
  • 3-4 credit hour elective

Spring semester

  • PHYS 3320 Quantum Physics II
  • PHYS 3410 Thermal Physics
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Social Science

Fourth year

Fall semester

  • 3000-4000 Phys elective
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • English Literature
  • WAC
  • US Diversity

Spring semester

  • 3000-4000 Phys elective
  • Non-Western
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • 3-4 credit hour elective
Last Updated: 10/3/16