Physics Major

Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics

The major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours (nine courses). Coursework in mathematics is required to prepare students for courses in physics.

Coursework in chemistry is also required for the pre-engineering track.

PHYS 231Experimental Physics I2
PHYS 232Experimental Physics II2
PHYS 370Physics Research1-4
Additional PHYS courses (Including Tracks) 124
Total Credits29-32

Technical Track

One 400-level theory course4
PHYS 470Research, Thesis and Defense4
or PHYS 490 Honors Research, Thesis and Defense
Additional physics courses for a minimum of 36 credits36
Total Credits44

Graduate Study Track

Three 400-level theory courses12
PHYS 470Research, Thesis and Defense4
or PHYS 490 Honors Research, Thesis and Defense
Additional physics courses for a minimum42
Total Credits58

Astrophysics Track

PHYS 210Observatory Practice4
PHYS 443Astrophysics4
Two additional 400-level theory courses8
PHYS 470Research, Thesis and Defense4
or PHYS 490 Honors Research, Thesis and Defense
PHYS 210Observatory Practice (may substitute for the experimental II requirement making the a minimum 42 credits)4
Total Credits24

Pre-engineering Track

One 400-level theory course4
Select at least two of the following:8
PHYS 470Research, Thesis and Defense1-8
PHYS 490Honors Research, Thesis and Defense1-8
Total Credits14-28

Total credit hours required for B.S. degree in physics is 36 credits

Additional physics courses for a minimum of 36 credits

 

The Bachelor of Arts Major in Physics requires Two 400-level theory courses – 8 credits