Physics and Astronomy B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Area A2 -- Must take MATH 1112, MATH 1113, or MATH 1441
Area DII -- Must take MATH 1441 if not taken in Area A2 above
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major 218
Astronomy of the Solar System
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Calculus II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Major Requirements60
Modern Physics I
Modern Physics II
Advanced Physics Lab I
Select one of the following Teaching Internship Courses:
Teaching Internship in Astronomy
Teaching Internship in Physics
Students must complete 12 credit hours of Advisor approved upper level Astronomy or Physics courses.
Foreign Language (2002 Level)
Completion through 2002-level Foreign Language 3
Select 15 credit hours of Minor
Electives 4
Select 15-24 credit hours of Electives
Students interested in seeking Teacher Certification through the Masters of Arts in Teaching program should take introductory courses from the College of Education aimed to explore careers in teaching including:
PPB Practicum
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Total Credit Hours124

Honors in Physics

  To graduate with Honors in Physics, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • complete 3-credit hours in honors PHYS   5890  or ASTR   5890 (in a minimum of two regular semesters);
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.