Department of Physics and Astronomy

B.S. in physics with concentration in biomedical physics - Sample Curriculum

The sequence of courses shown below is a typical one for a physics major, but other course selections are possible. In particular a student who begins with a good knowledge of calculus might take PHYS 2130-2140 in the freshman year, PHYS 3310-3320 in the sophomore year, and PHYS 4210 in the junior year. Another possibility is the sequence PHYS 2070-2080-2100 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.

First year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 1910 Frontiers of Physics
  • PHYS 2130 Physics I
  • NSM 1000 Orientation
  • MATH 1830 or 1850 or 1920 Calculus I
  • ENGL 1110 Composition I

Spring semester

  • PHYS 2140 Physics II
  • MATH 1840 or 1860 or 1930 Calculus II
  • ENGL 1130-1150 Composition II
  • Core Humanities

Second year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 3310 Modern Physics I
  • BIOL 2150 Fundamentals of Life Science I
  • BIOL 2160 Fundamentals of Life Science I Lab
  • MATH 1890 or 2890 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 2850 or 2950 or 2880 Multivariable Calculus

Spring semester

  • PHYS 3150 Methods of Theoretical Physics
  • PHYS 3320 Modern Physics II
  • CHEM 1230 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1280 General Chemistry I Lab
  • MATH 2860 or 3820 or 3880 Differential Equations
  • Core Social Science

Third year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 3610 Optics and Lasers
  • PHYS 4210 Theoretical Mechanics
  • KINE 2510 Human Anatomy
  • KINE 2520 Human Anatomy Lab
  • WAC
  • Non-Western

Spring semester

  • PHYS 3180 Intermediate Lab
  • PHYS 3410 Thermal Physics
  • KINE 2530 Human Physiology
  • KINE 2540 Human Physiology Lab
  • US Diversity
  • Core Social Science

Fourth year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 4130 Computational Physics
  • PHYS 4230 Electricity and Magnetism I
  • PHYS 4430 Biomedical Physics I
  • Major level BIOL, CHEM or EEES*
  • Core Humanities

Spring semester

  • PHYS 4240 Electricity and Magnetism II
  • PHYS 4440 Biomedical Physics II
  • PHYS 4780 Atomic and Nuclear Lab
  • BIOL 2150, 2170, EEES 2010, 2100, or 2150*
  • 1 credit hour elective
Last Updated: 9/3/16