Department of Physics and Astronomy

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

The B.A. in Physics consists of 34 hours in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, 8 hours of Calculus, and at least 10 additional hours in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, chosen with the advisor's approval. This program is intended to provide the flexibility required by students who wish to pursue interdisciplinary studies, or prepare for careers in teaching or other professions requiring a fundamental understanding of the physical sciences.

The sequence of courses shown below is a typical one for a B.A. physics major, but other course selections are possible. For example the sequence PHYS 2070-2080-2100 may be chosen instead of PHYS 2130-2140. The student must also satisfy all the degree requirements of the University Core and the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. The official degree requirements are published in the Catalog of the University of Toledo.

Suggested Sample Curriculum

  • Freshman Year:
    • Fall Semester:
      • PHYS 1910  Frontiers of Physics  (3)
      • ENGL 1110 Composition I (3)
      • MATH 1850  Single Variable Calculus I (4)
      • ARS 1000 Orientation (2)
      • Foreign language (4)
    • Spring Semester:
      • PHYS 2130  Physics for Science Majors I (5)
      • MATH 1860  Single Variable Calculus II (4)
      • ENGL 1130-1230 Composition II (3)
      • Foreign language (4)
  • Sophomore Year:
    • Fall Semester:
      • PHYS 2140  Physics for Science Majors II (5)
      • Approved Natural Science or Math elective (5)
      • Foreign language (3)
      • Free elective (3)
    • Spring Semester:
      • PHYS 3180 Intermediate Lab (2)
      • Approved Natural Science or Math elective (5)
      • Fine Arts requirement (3)
      • Social Science requirement (3)
  • Junior Year:
    • Fall Semester:
      • PHYS 3310 Quantum Physics I (3)
      • PHYS 3610 Optics and Lasers (3)
      • History requirement (3)
      • Literature requirement (3)
      • Free elective (3)
    • Spring Semester:
      • PHYS 3320 Quantum Physics II (3)
      • PHYS 3410 Thermal Physics (3)
      • Humanities requirement (3)
      • Social Science requirement (3)
      • Free elective (3)
  • Senior Year:
    • Fall Semester:
      • Advanced Physics Elective (3)
      • Humanities requirement (3)
      • Foreign language (3)
      • Free Electives (6)
    • Spring Semester:
      • Advanced Physics Electives (6)
      • Social Science requirement (3)
      • Free Electives (6)
Last Updated: 3/24/15