Physics, B.S. (60 Credit Major)

The B.S. program in Physics is designed for students who are planning a career in physics research and/or college-level teaching. Any student following this program may select the B.A. degree instead of the B.S. degree. The minimum of 60 required credits is distributed as follows:

Credits (60)

36 credits required in PHY courses:

Credits
PHY 168Physics I for Scientists and Engineers

5

PHY 169Physics II for Scientists and Engineers

5

PHY 207Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

4

PHY 251Intermediate Physics Laboratory I

2

PHY 300Modern Physics

4

PHY 301Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

4

PHY 302Intermediate Mechanics

4

PHY 303Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

4

PHY 400Introductory Quantum Mechanics

4

PHY 168, PHY 169: With permission from the Chair students may take PHY 166, PHY 167 in place of PHY 168, PHY 169.

6 credits in at least two additional PHY or AST courses at the 200 level or above:

With permission from the Chair one of these additional courses may be at the 100 level.

12 credits required in MAT courses:

Credits
MAT 175Calculus I

4

MAT 176Calculus II

4

MAT 226Vector Calculus

4

6 credits in at least two additional MAT courses at the 200 level or above.