Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics, B.S.


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Major Requirements


Credit Hours: 58+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Physics, B.S. Required Core Courses


Notes:


Complete one of the following options:


Option 1 (3 credit hours)


Notes:


  • Credit may not be applied for both the Senior Seminar and the Bachelor’s Essay.

Elective Requirement


Complete 15 additional credit hours from ASTR 300-level or higher coursework and PHYS 300-level or higher coursework (excluding PHYS 305 ) with no more than 6 credit hours from PHYS 381 , PHYS 390  and PHYS 399 .

Notes:


  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 115  in lieu of MATH 120 .
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 215  in lieu of MATH 220 .

Notes:


  • With department approval, completion with grades of at least “B” in PHYS 101 /PHYS 101L  and PHYS 102 /PHYS 102L , together with MATH 120  and MATH 220  may be substituted for PHYS 111 /PHYS 111L  and PHYS 112 /PHYS 112L .
  • Suggested programs of study leading to graduate school in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, meteorology and engineering are available from the department.
  • No more than 10 credit hours from PHYS 298  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from PHYS 381 , PHYS 390 , and PHYS 399  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 4 credit hours from PHYS 381  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from PHYS 390  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 12 credit hours from PHYS 399  may be applied towards the program requirements.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation


None.  All courses that may apply toward completion of course requirements within the major apply toward the major GPA calculation.

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