MAJOR IN PHYSICS (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in physics must complete 48 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Senior students are required to take the Graduate Record Examination, general and subject (Physics) sections.
 
Major Requirements:
PHYS114Perspectives in Physics 1
PHYS115, 116Introduction to Experimentation 2
PHYS251, 252, 253 iPrinciples of Physics 9
PHYS254, 255, 256Principles of Physics Laboratory 3
PHYS311Modern Physics 3
PHYS312Physical Electronics 3
PHYS313Thermodynamics 4
PHYS314Modern Physics Laboratory 1
PHYS315Physical Electronics Laboratory 1
PHYS316Optics Laboratory 1
PHYS317, 318, 319Physics Seminar I 3
PHYS321, 322Optics 6
PHYS 401, 402Electricity and Magnetism8
   or
PHYS421Classical Mechanics
   and
PHYS422Quantum Mechanics
   or
PHYS401Electricity and Magnetism
   and
PHYS431Mathematical Physics
   and
PHYS414 or 415 or 416Experimental Physics
PHYS417, 418, 419Physics Seminar II 3
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*Students who have completed PHYS 211, 212, 213 may meet the PHYS 251, 252, 253 requirement by passing a department examination.
 

Cognates:

CHEM141, 142, 143General Chemistry 9
CHEM144, 145, 146General Chemistry Laboratory 3
CPTR141Introduction to Programming 4
MATH181, 281-283Analytic Geometry and Calculus I-IV 16
MATH315Probability and Statistics 4

 


MAJOR IN PHYSICS (Bachelor of Science)

A student majoring in physics must complete 63 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Senior students are required to take the Graduate Record Examination, general and subject (Physics) sections.
 
Major Requirements:
PHYS114Perspectives in Physics 1
PHYS115, 116Introduction to Experimentation 2
PHYS251, 252, 253 iPrinciples of Physics 9
PHYS254, 255, 256Principles of Physics Laboratory 3
PHYS311Modern Physics 3
PHYS312Physical Electronics 3
PHYS313Thermodynamics 4
PHYS314Modern Physics Laboratory 1
PHYS315Physical Electronics Laboratory 1
PHYS316Optics Laboratory 1
PHYS317, 318, 319Physics Seminar I 3
PHYS321, 322Optics 6
PHYS417, 418, 419Physics Seminar II 3
PHYS421Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS422, 423Quantum Mechanics 8

Option 1 Experimental Emphasis

PHYS401, 402Electricity and Magnetism 8
PHYS414, 415, 416Experimental Physics 3
   or 

Option 2 Theoretical Emphasis

PHYS401Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHYS431, 432Mathematical Physics 6
PHYS414 or 415 or 416Experimental Physics 1
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*Students who have completed PHYS 211, 212, 213 may meet the PHYS 251, 252, 253 requirement by passing a department examination.
 

Cognates:

CHEM141, 142, 143General Chemistry 9
CHEM144, 145, 146General Chemistry Laboratory 3
CPTR141Introduction to Programming 4
ENGR228Circuit Analysis 4
ENGR325Instrumentation 
   or 
ENGR354Digital Logic 3
ENGR366Vibrations (recommended; not required) 3
MATH181, 28l-283Analytic Geometry and Calculus I-IV 16
MATH289Linear Algebra and Its Applications 3
  (or equivalent) 
MATH312Ordinary Differential Equations 4
MATH315Probability and Statistics 4
MATH341Numerical Analysis4
   or
MATH423Introduction to the Theory of Complex
  Variables

 


MAJOR IN BIOPHYSICS (Bachelor of Science)

See the Interdisciplinary section of this bulletin.
 


MINOR IN PHYSICS

A student minoring in physics must complete 27 quarter hours:
 
Electives (3 must be upper division)27 

 
Approval of physics adviser required.