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Physics, BS

Degree Requirements

To major in Physics with a Bachelor of Science Degree, one must satisfactorily complete:

Select one of the following physics sequences:10
College Physics I
and College Physics II
General Physics I
and General Physics II
PS 320Electromagnetic Theory I3
PS 330Optics3
PS 334Thermodynamics3
PS 335Theoretical Mechanics I3
PS 350Modern Physics I3
PS 360Physics Research1,2
PS 365Introduction to Theoretical Physics3
PS 366Introduction to Computational Physics3
Additional upper division laboratory courses2-5
Written (Major Field Test) examination
Total Hours34-38

Credits in PS 101 Introduction to Physics, PS 102 Physics for Health Professions, PS 120 Meteorology, PS 126 Physical Science for Elementary Educators, PS 131 Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences and PS 132 Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences Laboratory and AS 101 Introduction to Astronomy/Cosmology, AS 102 Introduction to Astronomy - Solar System and AS 103 Observational Astronomy will not be allowed toward a major in physics. Credit in all other courses in astronomy may be applied toward a major or minor in physics.