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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, BS


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Physics Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr.
 
Spr. Cr.
 

First Year

                               
MAJOR PHYS 140/PHYS 140L - (E) Elements of Physics I  – PHYS 141/PHYS 141L - (E) Elements of Physics II   4 4
COGNATE MATH 103 - (Q) Pre-Calculus Mathematics 1MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  or MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  – MATH 221 - Calculus II 2 4 4
COGNATE CMPS 134 - Computer Science I     3
GE WRTG–SPCH WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition  – COMM 100 - (FYOC) Public Speaking * 3 3
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy * 3  
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy     3
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 3    
    14 17

Second Year

   
MAJOR PHYS 270/PHYS 270L - (W) Elements of Modern Physics  – PHYS 352 - Statistical and Engineering Thermodynamics     4 3
COGNATE ENGR 253L - An Introduction to Computer-Aided Design  – ENGR 254L - 3D Computer-aided Design   1 1
COGNATE MATH 221 - Calculus II  – MATH 222 - Calculus III  or MATH 222 - Calculus III  – MATH 341 - Differential Equations   4 4
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives 3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE T/RS–PHIL T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  – PHIL 210 - Ethics   3 3
    18 17

Third Year

   
MAJOR PHYS 447 - Electromagnetics I  – PHYS 448/PHYS 448L - Electromagnetics II   3 4
MAJOR PHYS 371 - Advanced Mechanics  – PHYS 372 - Quantum Mechanics   3 3
MAJOR PHYS 350 - Applied and Engineering Mathematics   3  
COGNATE/MAJOR MATH 341 - Differential Equations  or ELECT - Elective 3-4  
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology     3
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL ELECT–Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT–T/RS Elective   3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
    15-16 16

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR PHYS 493 - Undergraduate Physics Research I  – PHYS 494 - Undergraduate Physics Research II   3 3
MAJOR PHYS/EE - Physics/EE Electives   3
MAJOR PHYS ELECT - Physics Elective 3 3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Elective 3  
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives 6 6
    15 15
 

Total: 127-128 Credits

1 Physics majors starting with MATH 103  due to placement test results take one less Physics elective.

2Math Placement may affect the order in which these classes are taken.

3 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

*An approved 3-credit EP Foundation Course may be substituted for COMM 100  and C/IL 102 -C/IL 104 .  In this case, the total needed for graduation in this major may be reduced.  Consult with your advisor if you have questions.