Physics – Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements: (63-71 semester hours)

All of the core physics requirements:
MTH 151, Calculus I
MTH 251, II (5, 4) or MTH 249 Calculus II (5)
MTH 252 Calculus III (4)
PHY 191, General Physics I (5)
PHY 192, General Physics II (5)
PHY 281 Contemporary Physics I (3)
PHY 282 Contemporary Physics II (3)
PHY 286 Introduction to Computational Physics (3)
PHY 292 Electronic Instrumentation (2)
PHY 293 Contemporary Physics Laboratory (2)
PHY 294 Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory (2)

And all of these:
MTH 222 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
PHY 437 Intermediate Thermodynamics and Introduction to Statistical Physics (4)
PHY 451 Classical Mechanics (4)
PHY 461 Electromagnetic Theory (4)
PHY 483 Mathematical Methods in Physics (4)
PHY 491 Introduction to Quantum Physics I (4)

Choose ONE advanced laboratory course from the following:
PHY 420 Advanced Laboratory Physics (4)
PHY 423 Materials Physics (4)
PHY 427 Nano-scale Science & Technology (3)
PHY 441 Optics and Laser Physics (4)
PHY 442 Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules (4)
PHY 471 Advanced Electronics (3)

Choose TWO courses from the following:
PHY 421 Molecular and Cellular Biophysics (4)
PHY 422 Physics for Medicine and Biology (4)
PHY 431 Elementary Particle Physics (3)
PHY 435 Introduction to Astrophysics (4)
PHY 467 Seismology (3)
PHY 481 Gravitation and Spacetime (3)
PHY 486 Advanced Computational Physics (3)
PHY 488 Research Capstone in Physics (3)
PHY 490S Topics in Physics Seminar (3)
PHY 492 Introduction to Quantum Physics II (3)
Advanced laboratory courses not used to fulfill the advanced laboratory requirement.

Advising tracks (recommended, not required):
Atmospheric science: AER 118 (3); MME 313 (3); MTH 347 (3)
Materials: PHY 423 (4), PHY 437 (4); MME 223 (3); CHM 141-145 (10)
Mathematical physics: MTH 347 (3) and two other advanced MTH courses
Optics: PHY 441 (4), PHY 442 (4)
Physics graduate school: PHY 492 (3)

Note: Mathematics and foreign language placement is usually done during Summer Orientation.  Some students may start with Calculus II and/or need only one or two foreign language courses. Also, MTH 347 is not a requirement for the BS Physics, but the Mathematics thematic sequence can be satisfied by completing MTH 347, along with MTH 222 & 252, both requirements for this degree.