Department of Physics and Astronomy

B.A. in Physics - Sample Curriculum

First year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 1910 Frontiers of Physics
  • NSM 1000 Orientation
  • MATH 1830 or 1850 or 1920 Calculus I
  • ENGL 1110 English Composition I
  • Foreign Language I

Spring semester

  • PHYS 2130 Physics for Sci Majors I
  • MATH 1840 or 1860 or 1930 Calculus II
  • ENGL 1130 English Composition II
  • Foreign Language II

Second year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 2140 Physics for Sci Majors II
  • MATH 2850 Calculus III
  • MATH 3610 Intro Stats for Science Majors
  • Core Humanities I

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
  • Fine Arts

Third year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 3310 Modern Physics (WAC)
  • 3000-level PHYS or ASTR elective
  • Core Social Science II
  • History
  • 3 credit hour elective

Spring semester

  • 3000-level PHYS or ASTR elective
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • Core Social Science II
  • 5-6 credit hour elective

Fourth year

Fall semester

  • PHYS Professional Development
  • PHYS 4910 Research in Physics
  • 4000-level PHYS or ASTR elective
  • English Literature
  • US Diversity
  • 3 credit hour elective

Spring semester

  • PHYS Capstone Project
  • 4000-level PHYS or ASTR elective
  • Non-Western
  • WAC
Last Updated: 9/3/16