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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Physics

The traditional physics major is  well-suited to students desiring teaching certification, or intending to pursue graduate degrees or industrial research positions.

Curriculum


University Studies Requirements………….. 48 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
        Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161    Introduction to Public Speaking

Note:  See required courses below before selecting mathematics and science University Studies electives.

Required Courses ……………………………..  32 hrs
PHY 099     Freshman Orientation
EGR 140     Introduction to Computing Applications in Science & Engineering
PHY 235     Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion
PHY 236     Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Laboratory
EGR 240     Thermodynamics I
PHY 255     Electricity, Magnetism and Light
PHY 256     Electricity, Magnetism and Light Laboratory
EGR 390     Engineering Measurements
PHY 460     Electricity and Magnetism I
PHY 470     Optics
PHY 530     Mechanics I
PHY 580     Modern Physics I

Co-requirements for Major…………………..   6 hrs
CHE 201     General College Chemistry 1
CHE 202     General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis1
CSC 420     Numerical Analysis I
        or
MAT 442    Introduction to Numerical Analysis
MAT 250    Calculus and Analytic Geometry I1
MAT 308    Calculus and Analytic Geometry II1
MAT 309    Calculus and Analytic Geometry III1
MAT 411    Ordinary Differential Equations

Required Limited Electives……………………    3 hrs
        PHY/EGR courses numbered 300 or above

Required Minor……………………………….   21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives…………………………   10 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements……………   120  hrs

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