This program is designed for those who wish to use their knowledge of physics professionally. A minimum program is specified which provides the student with a mastery of essential aspects of physics and related areas. Elective courses beyond the basic requirements may be chosen to suit the individual interests and needs of the student, such as courses required for admission to medical school or courses in the School of Engineering.

A grade average of C or better in the required science courses is required in this program.

## Graduation Requirements

PHYS 0174 & 0175 Basic Physics, Science and Engineering 1 & 2

OR

PHYS 0475 & 0476 Intro to Physics, Science and Engineering 1 & 2

OR

PHYS 0475 & 0476 Intro to Physics, Science and Engineering 1 & 2

PHYS 0477 Introduction to Thermodynamics, Relativity, and Quantum Theory

PHYS 1310 Undergraduate Seminar

PHYS 1321 Computational Methods in Physics

PHYS 1331 Mechanics

PHYS 1341 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

PHYS 1351 Intermediate Electricity/Magnetism

PHYS 1370 Quantum Mechanics

PHYS 1310 Undergraduate Seminar

PHYS 1321 Computational Methods in Physics

PHYS 1331 Mechanics

PHYS 1341 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

PHYS 1351 Intermediate Electricity/Magnetism

PHYS 1370 Quantum Mechanics

Choose 10 credit hours of Laboratory Courses:

ASTRON 1263 Techniques of Astronomy

PHYS 0219 Basic Lab Physics Science and Engineering

PHYS 0520 Modern Physical Measurements

PHYS 0525 Analog and Digital Electronics

PHYS 1361 Wave Motion and Optics

PHYS 1426 Modern Physics Laboratory

PHYS 0219 Basic Lab Physics Science and Engineering

PHYS 0520 Modern Physical Measurements

PHYS 0525 Analog and Digital Electronics

PHYS 1361 Wave Motion and Optics

PHYS 1426 Modern Physics Laboratory

MATH 0220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1

MATH 0230 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2

MATH 0240 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3

MATH 0280 Linear Algebra

MATH 0290 Differential Equations

*or the corresponding honors courses

MATH 0230 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2

MATH 0240 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3

MATH 0280 Linear Algebra

MATH 0290 Differential Equations

*or the corresponding honors courses

**Choose 9 credit hours of science electives between Groups A and B, with at least 3 credit hours from Group B.**

**GROUP A**

BIOSC 0150 Fourndations of Biology 1

BIOSC 0160 Foundations of Biology 2

BIOENG 1070 Introduction to Cell Biology 1

BIOENG 1071 Introduction to Cell Biology 2

CHEM 0110 General Chemistry 1

CHEM 0120 General Chemistry 2

CHEM 0310 Organic Chemistry 1

CHEM 0320 Organic Chemistry 2

CS 0401 Intermediate Programming Using Java

CS 0445 Data Structures

ENGR 0240 Nanotechnology and Nano-Engineering

GEOL 0040 Physical Geology

STAT 1151 Introduction to Probability

STAT 1152 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

**GROUP B**

ASTRON 1120 Stellar Structure

ASTRON 1121 Galaxies and Cosmology

CHEM 1410 Physical Chemistry 1

CHEM 1420 Physical Chemistry 2

CHEM 1620 Atoms, Molecules and Materials

ECE 1232 Introduction to Lasers & Optical Electronics

ECE 1247 Semiconductor Device Theory

GEOL 1410 Exploration Geophysics

MATH 1470 Partial Differential Equations

MATH 1550 Vector Analysis and Applications

MATH 1560 Complex Variables and Applications

MEMS 1054 Materials Science

PHYS 0481 Applications of Modern Physics

PHYS 1374 Introduction to Solid State Physics

PHYS 1375 Foundations of Nanoscience

PHYS 1376 Introduction to Biological Physics

PHYS 1378 Introduction to Nuclear Particle Physics

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### Graduation Requirements - Graduate School Preparation

OR

PHYS 0475 & 0476 Intro to Physics, Science and Engineering 1 & 2

PHYS 0477 Introduction to Thermodynamics, Relativity, and Quantum Theory

PHYS 1310 Undergraduate Seminar

PHYS 1321 Computational Methods in Physics

PHYS 1331 Mechanics

PHYS 1341 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

PHYS 1351 Intermediate Electricity/Magnetism

PHYS 1370 Quantum Mechanics

PHYS 1371 Quantum Mechanics 2

PHYS 1372 Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS 1373 Mathematical Methods of Physics

PHYS 1310 Undergraduate Seminar

PHYS 1321 Computational Methods in Physics

PHYS 1331 Mechanics

PHYS 1341 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

PHYS 1351 Intermediate Electricity/Magnetism

PHYS 1370 Quantum Mechanics

PHYS 1371 Quantum Mechanics 2

PHYS 1372 Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS 1373 Mathematical Methods of Physics

Choose 7 credit hours of Laboratory Courses:

ASTRON 1263 Techniques of Astronomy

PHYS 0219 Basic Lab Physics Science and Engineering

PHYS 0520 Modern Physical Measurements

PHYS 0525 Analog and Digital Electronics

PHYS 1361 Wave Motion and Optics

PHYS 1426 Modern Physics Laboratory

PHYS 0219 Basic Lab Physics Science and Engineering

PHYS 0520 Modern Physical Measurements

PHYS 0525 Analog and Digital Electronics

PHYS 1361 Wave Motion and Optics

PHYS 1426 Modern Physics Laboratory

MATH 0230 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2

MATH 0240 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3

MATH 0280 Linear Algebra

MATH 0290 Differential Equations

*or the corresponding honors courses

**Choose 9 credit hours of science electives between Groups A and B, with at least 3 credit hours from Group B.**

**GROUP A**

BIOSC 0150 Fourndations of Biology 1

BIOSC 0160 Foundations of Biology 2

BIOENG 1070 Introduction to Cell Biology 1

BIOENG 1071 Introduction to Cell Biology 2

CHEM 0110 General Chemistry 1

CHEM 0120 General Chemistry 2

CHEM 0310 Organic Chemistry 1

CHEM 0320 Organic Chemistry 2

CS 0401 Intermediate Programming Using Java

CS 0445 Data Structures

ENGR 0240 Nanotechnology and Nano-Engineering

GEOL 0040 Physical Geology

STAT 1151 Introduction to Probability

STAT 1152 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

**GROUP B**

ASTRON 1120 Stellar Structure

ASTRON 1121 Galaxies and Cosmology

CHEM 1410 Physical Chemistry 1

CHEM 1420 Physical Chemistry 2

CHEM 1620 Atoms, Molecules and Materials

ECE 1232 Introduction to Lasers & Optical Electronics

ECE 1247 Semiconductor Device Theory

GEOL 1410 Exploration Geophysics

MATH 1470 Partial Differential Equations

MATH 1550 Vector Analysis and Applications

MATH 1560 Complex Variables and Applications

MEMS 1054 Materials Science

PHYS 0481 Applications of Modern Physics

PHYS 1374 Introduction to Solid State Physics

PHYS 1375 Foundations of Nanoscience

PHYS 1376 Introduction to Biological Physics

PHYS 1378 Introduction to Nuclear Particle Physics

### Graduation Requirements - Education

OR

PHYS 0475 & 0476 Intro to Physics, Science and Engineering 1 & 2

PHYS 0477 Introduction to Thermodynamics, Relativity, and Quantum Theory

PHYS 1310 Undergraduate Seminar

PHYS 1331 Mechanics

PHYS 1351 Intermediate Electricity/Magnetism

PHYS 1310 Undergraduate Seminar

PHYS 1331 Mechanics

PHYS 1351 Intermediate Electricity/Magnetism

Choose 7 credit hours of Laboratory Courses:

ASTRON 1263 Techniques of Astronomy

PHYS 0219 Basic Lab Physics Science and Engineering

PHYS 0520 Modern Physical Measurements

PHYS 0525 Analog and Digital Electronics

PHYS 1361 Wave Motion and Optics

PHYS 1426 Modern Physics Laboratory

PHYS 0219 Basic Lab Physics Science and Engineering

PHYS 0520 Modern Physical Measurements

PHYS 0525 Analog and Digital Electronics

PHYS 1361 Wave Motion and Optics

PHYS 1426 Modern Physics Laboratory

MATH 0230 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2

MATH 0240 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3

MATH 0280 Linear Algebra

MATH 0290 Differential Equations

*or the corresponding honors courses

CHEM 0110 General Chemistry 1

CHEM 0120 General Chemistry 2

PHYS 0481 Applications of Modern Physics

CHEM 0120 General Chemistry 2

PHYS 0481 Applications of Modern Physics

PSYED 1001 Introduction to Educational Psychology

ADMPS 1001 Social Foundations of Education

IL 1430 Intro to Science Education

IL 1580 Foundations of Special Education

ADMPS 1001 Social Foundations of Education

IL 1430 Intro to Science Education

IL 1580 Foundations of Special Education

Choose 3 credit hours from courses that emphasize the broader impact of science:

Any HPS course (History and Philosophy of Science)

PHYS 0087 Physics and Society

Any HPS course (History and Philosophy of Science)

PHYS 0087 Physics and Society

### Suggested sequence of courses for the B.S. in Physics

Semester |
Physics |
Math |
Electives |
---|---|---|---|

1 - Fall | 0174 or 0475 | 0220 or 0230 | |

2 - Spring | 0175 or 0476 | 0230 or 0240 | |

3 - Fall | 0219 or 0520, 0477 | 0240 | |

4 - Spring | 0525 | 0280 | |

5 - Fall | 1321, 1351 | 0290 | |

6 - Spring | 1310, 1331, 1341 | Science | |

7 - Fall | 1370 | Science, Lab | |

8 - Spring | 1426 | Science |

### Advanced sequence of courses for the B.S. in Physics

Semester |
Physics |
Math |
Electives |
---|---|---|---|

1 - Fall | 0475 | 0230 | |

2 - Spring | 0476 | 0240, 0280 | |

3 - Fall | 0520, 0477 | 0290 | |

4 - Spring | 0525, 1331 | ||

5 - Fall | 1351, 1370 | ||

6 - Spring | 1310, 1341 | Science | |

7 - Fall | 1321 | Science, Lab | |

8 - Spring | 1426 | Science |

### Suggested sequence of courses for the B.S. in Physics-Graduate School Preparation

Semester |
Physics |
Math |
Electives |
---|---|---|---|

1 - Fall | 0174 or 0475 | 0220 or 0230 | |

2 - Spring | 0175 or 0476 | 0230 or 0240 | |

3 - Fall | 0219 or 0520, 0477 | 0240 | |

4 - Spring | 0525 | 0280 | |

5 - Fall | 1321, 1351 | 0290 | Lab |

6 - Spring | 1310, 1331, 1341 | Science | |

7 - Fall | 1370, 1373 | Science | |

8 - Spring | 1371, 1372 | Science |

### Advanced sequence of courses for the B.S. in Physics-Graduate School Preparation

Semester |
Physics |
Math |
Electives |
---|---|---|---|

1 - Fall | 0475 | 0230 | |

2 - Spring | 0476 | 0240, 0280 | |

3 - Fall | 0520, 0477 | 0290 | |

4 - Spring | 0525, 1331 | ||

5 - Fall | 1321, 1351, 1370 | Lab | |

6 - Spring | 1310, 1341, 1371 | Science | |

7 - Fall | 1373 | Science | |

8 - Spring | 1372 | Science |

### Suggested sequence of courses for the B.S. in Physics- Education

Semester |
Physics |
Math |
Electives |
---|---|---|---|

1 - Fall | 0174 or 0475 | 0220 or 0230 | CHEM 0110 |

2 - Spring | 0175 or 0476 | 0230 or 0240 | CHEM 0120 |

3 - Fall | 0219 or 0520, 0477 | 0240 | |

4 - Spring | 0481 | 0280 | Science |

5 - Fall | 1351 | 0290 | |

6 - Spring | 0525, 1331 | ||

7 - Fall | Education, Lab | ||

8 - Spring | 1310 | Education, Lab |