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Catalog 136 B.S.

Bachelor of Science Degree

Freshman Year

First Semester (Th-Pr) Cr Second Semester (Th-Pr) Cr
ENGL 104 Comp. and Rhetoric (3-0) 3 CHEM 107 Gen. Chem. for Engr. Students1 (3-0) 3
HIST 105 History of the U.S.2 (3-0) 3 CHEM 117 Gen. Chem. for Engr. Lab1 (0-1) 1
MATH 171 Analytic Geom. and Calculus1 (4-0) 4 HIST 106 History of the U.S.2 (3-0) 3
PHYS 101 Topics in Cont. Physics1 (1-0) 1 MATH 172 Calculus1 (4-0) 4
PHYS 218 Mechanics1 (3-3) 4 PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics1 (3-3) 4
PHYS 102 Topics in Cont. Physics1 (1-0) 1
Total: 15 Total: 16

Sophomore Year

First Semester (Th-Pr) Cr Second Semester (Th-Pr) Cr
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus1 (4-0) 4 PHYS 331 Theoretical Methods I1 (3-0) 3
MATH 308 Differential Equations1 (3-0) 3 PHYS 225 Electronic Circuits (3-3) 4
PHYS 221 Optics and Thermal Physics1 (3-0) 3 PHYS 309 Modern Physics1 (3-0) 3
POLS 206 American Nat’l. Govt. (3-0) 3 POLS 207 State & Local Govt. (3-0) 3
Humanities elective2 3 Communication elective3 3
Total: 16 Total: 16

Junior Year

First Semester (Th-Pr) Cr Second Semester (Th-Pr) Cr
PHYS 332 Theoretical Methods II (3-0) 3 PHYS 305 Adv. Elec. and Magn. II (3-0) 3
PHYS 302 Adv. Mechanics I (3-0) 3 PHYS 303 Adv. Mechanics II (3-0) 3
PHYS 304 Adv. Elect. and Magn. I (3-0) 3 PHYS 327 Exptl. Physics (2-3) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences elective2 3 PHYS 412 Quantum Mechanics I (3-0) 3
KINE 198 Health and Fitness Activity (0-2) 1 Electives4 3
Total: 13 Total: 15

Senior Year

First Semester (Th-Pr) Cr Second Semester (Th-Pr) Cr
PHYS 408 Thermo. and Stat. Mechanics (4-0) 4 PHYS 401 Computational Physics5 (3-0) 3
PHYS 414 Quantum Mechanics II (3-0) 3 PHYS 425 Physics Lab (0-6) 2
PHYS 444 Art of Scientific Comm. I7 (2-0) 2 PHYS 491 Research (0-2) 2
PHYS 445 Art of Scientific Comm. II7 (1-0) 1 Science or Technical elective6 3
PHYS 426 Physics Lab (0-6) 2 Electives4 3
Visual and Performing Arts elective2 3 KINE 199 Required Physical Activity (0-2) 1
Total: 15 Total: 14

Notes:

  1. A physics major must complete the foundation courses (PHYS 101, 102, 218, 208, 221, 309, 331, CHEM 107/117, MATH 171, 172, 221,
    308) with a grade of ‘C’ or better and have a 2.0 cumulative GPR before taking non-foundation upper-level physics courses.
  2. Any course in this category from the approved University Core Curriculum list of courses.
  3. To be selected from ENGL 203, 210, 235, 236, 241 and 301.
  4. Electives should be chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. If a student has not fulfilled the 6 hours international and
    cultural diversity requirement of the University Core Curriculum with courses used to meet other areas of the Core, they must fulfill this
    requirement with their elective hours.
  5. To register for PHYS 401 a student must be able to program in a high level language, such as FORTRAN, Java or C. This prerequisite can
    be satisfied by taking CSCE 206 or the equivalent.
  6. ASTR 314 or any 400-level physics, science or technical elective, except the writing intensive courses, PHYS 444 and 445.
  7. Approved W course designation.