BS in Physics

Program Requirements

Course Title Hours
PHYS 313
PHYS 315
Physics for Scientists I
and University Physics Lab I 1
PHYS 314
PHYS 316
Physics for Scientists II
and University Physics Lab II 1
PHYS 551Topics in Modern Physics3
PHYS 621Analytical Mechanics3
PHYS 631Electricity and Magnetism3
PHYS 641Thermophysics3
PHYS 651Quantum Mechanics I3
MATH 555Differential Equations I3
Select one of the following MATH courses3
Linear Algebra
Advanced Calculus I
Partial Differential Equations for Engineers
Select 10 credit hours in chemistry10
Select three semesters from the following6
Advanced Physics Laboratory
Electronics Laboratory
Computational Physics Laboratory
Select 8 additional upper-division credit hours in physics (excluding PHYS 501 and PHYS 502)8
Total Credit Hours55

PHYS 213/ PHYS 214 may be taken instead of PHYS 313/ PHYS 315 and PHYS 314/ PHYS 316.

Applied Learning

Students in the BS in physics are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met in several ways. Students can take PHYS 516, PHYS 481 or engage in undergraduate research PHYS 600/ PHYS 601.