Physics B.S.

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
Calculus II
Calculus III
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
Specific Requirements3
Ordinary Differential Equations
Major Requirements57
Modern Physics I
Modern Physics II
Advanced Physics Lab I
Advanced Physics Lab II
Classical Mechanics
Classical E and M Theory
Thermal Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Students must complete 5 credit hours of Advisor approved upper level Physics or Astronomy courses.
Select 24 credit hours of Electives 3
Carry over from Area F, if applicable (3)
Carryover from Physics Electives, if applicable (3)
Total Credit Hours124

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 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.