Physics - Bachelor of Arts
The curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts degree is designed for students who would like to have a firm foundation in physics combined with study in another area and greater flexibility in choosing elective courses. The program requires a minor in a second field of study chosen by the student in consultation with an advisor.
|Nondepartmental Requirements 1|
|MATH 191G||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I||4|
|MATH 192G||Calculus and Analytic Geometry II||4|
|MATH 291G||Calculus and Analytic Geometry III||3|
|MATH 392||Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations||3|
|Select 18 credits from a Minor in a second field from another department||18|
|Department Requirements 1|
|PHYS 150||Elementary Computational Physics||3|
|PHYS 213 L||Experimental Mechanics||1|
|PHYS 214||Electricity and Magnetism||3|
|PHYS 214 L||Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory||1|
|PHYS 217||Heat, Light, and Sound||3|
|PHYS 217 L||Experimental Heat, Light and Sound||1|
|PHYS 315||Modern Physics||3|
|PHYS 315 L||Experimental Modern Physics||3|
|PHYS 395||Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics||3|
|PHYS 451||Intermediate Mechanics I||3|
|PHYS 454||Intermediate Modern Physics I||3|
|PHYS 455||Intermediate Modern Physics II||3|
|PHYS 461||Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I||3|
|PHYS 462||Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II||3|
|Select sufficient electives to bring total number of credits to 128, including 48 upper-division.||54|
May not be taken S/U and must earn a grade of C- or better.
Suggested Minors for the Bachelor of Arts Physics Major
Basic Science Minor— A minor in a related scientific field broadens the overall knowledge of the student majoring in physics. Some departments which offer such minors are astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology and mathematics.
Prehealth Minor— Students wishing to attend a medical or dental post-graduate school are strongly encouraged to obtain a minor in a life science field such as biochemistry, biology, human biology or microbiology.
Prelaw Minor— Students wishing to attend a post-graduate law school should obtain a minor in a law-related field, such as government, accounting, finance, international business or a Supplementary Major in Law and Society (24 credits).