Sample Plan of Study for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics

This example is based on the requirements for students matriculating during the 2008-2009 academic year. Please consult with your advisor in order to develop a plan of study that meets your specific education and career goals.

 

 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

MATH 1513 (College Algebra) or MATH 2144 (Calculus I)

ENGL 1113 (Composition I) or 1123 (International Freshman Composition I) or 1313 (Critical Analysis and Writing I)

HIST 1103 (Survey of American History) or 1493 (American History Since 1865)

CHEM 1314 (General Chemistry)

A&S 1111 (Orientation)

+ additional hours as needed to meet H, S, D, I, GE and elective requirements

 

Spring Semester

MATH 2144 (Calculus I) or MATH 2153 (Calculus II)

ENGL 1213 (Composition II) or 1223 (International Freshman Composition II) or 1413 (Critical Analysis and Writing II) or 3323 (Technical Writing)

POLS 1113 (American Government)

BIOL 1114 (Introductory Biology)

CHEM 1515 (General Chemistry)

 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

PHYS 2014 (General Physics)

MATH 2163 (Calculus III) or MATH 2233 (Differential Equations)

5 hours foreign language

additional hours as needed to meet H, S, D, I, GE and elective requirements

 

Spring Semester

PHYS 2114 (General Physics)

MATH 2233 (Differential Equations)

5 Hours foreign Language

+ additional hours as needed to meet H, S, D, I, GE and elective requirements

 

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

PHYS 3113 (Heat)

PHYS 3323 (Modern Laboratory Methods I)

PHYS 3513 (Mathematical Physics)

+ additional hours as needed to meet H, S, D, I, GE and elective requirements

 

Spring Semester

PHYS 3013 (Mechanics I)

PHYS 3213 (Optics)

PHYS 3622 (Modern Laboratory Methods II)

PHYS 3713 (Modern Physics I)

+ additional hours as needed to meet H, S, D, I, GE and elective requirements

 

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

PHYS 4113 (Electricity and Magnetism)

PHYS 4413 (Modern Physics II)

PHYS 4423 (Mechanics II)

PHYS 4712 (Senior Project)

+ additional hours as needed to meet H, S, D, I, GE and elective requirements

 

Spring Semester

6 Upper-division Hours In Physics

3 Upper-division Hours In A Related Field

+ additional hours as needed to meet H, S, D, I, GE and elective requirements