Physics 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 1
Area DII -- Must take MATH   1441 if not taken in Area A2 above
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major 218
Calculus II
Survey of Physics
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Additional hours in physics, astronomy, math, computer science or chemistry
Major Requirements11
Modern Physics I
Modern Physics II
Undergraduate Seminar 3
Advanced Physics Lab I
Major Emphasis
Select an emphasis area below to complete the Major 412
General Physics
Students must complete 12 credit hours of upper-division (3000+) ASTR or PHYS coursework.
Teaching Internship in Astronomy
Students must complete 11 additional credit hours of upper-division (3000+) ASTR or PHYS coursework. A minimum of 6 credit hours must be in Astronomy.
Analog Electronics
Digital Electronics
Students must complete 4 additional credit hours of upper-division (3000+) ASTR or PHYS coursework.
Foreign Language (2002 Level)0-9
Completion through 2002-level Foreign Language 5
Select 15 credit hours of Minor
Students must complete 13-22 additional credit hours in any subject area (Students seeking the Astronomy Emphasis must include the courses below, if not taken in Area D or Area F). 6
Astronomy of the Solar System
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Astronomy Lab
Total Credit Hours124

Honors in Physics

  To graduate with Honors in Physics, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honor College;
  • 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 Honor College at the time of graduation.


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