Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|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|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major 2||18|
|Survey of Physics|
|Principles of Physics I ( if not taken in Area D)|
|Principles of Physics II (if not taken in Area D)|
Additional hours in physics, astronomy, math, computer science or chemistry
|Ordinary Differential Equations|
|Modern Physics I|
|Modern Physics II|
|Undergraduate Seminar 3|
|Advanced Physics Lab I|
|Advanced Physics Lab II|
|Classical E and M Theory|
|Select an emphasis area below to complete the Major 4|
Students must complete 9 additional credit hours, of which 6 credit hours must be upper-division (3000+) ASTR or PHYS coursework.
Students must complete 9 additional credit hours, of which 6 credit hours must be upper-division (3000+) ASTR coursework.
Students must complete 17 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).
|Astronomy of the Solar System|
|Stellar and Galactic Astronomy|
Carry over from Area F, if applicable (1-2)
|Total Credit Hours||124|
While Calculus I (MATH 1441) is 4 credit hours, only 3 credit hours will count toward fulfilling Area A2. The remaining credit hour will be applied toward Area F.
PHYS 3630 Undergraduate Seminar is a 1 credit hour class, repeatable for credit. 3 credit hours are required in the Major Requirements of the BS Physics degree. Additional repeated hours will not count toward graduation.
Astronomy Emphasis only available on Statesboro campus. General Emphasis available on both campuses.
Other Program Requirements
- Students must successfully complete the Major Field Test as a departmental exit exam.
Honors in Physics
To graduate with Honors in Physics, a student must:
- be admitted to the Honors 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 Honors College at the time of graduation.
Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.