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Physics: Bachelor of Science
The B.S. in Physics is designed to provide a foundation in the theoretical principles and in the mathematical and laboratory methods which are necessary for graduate study in physics and related fields or for qualification for research in industrial and governmental laboratories. The program is built upon a solid lower division base in calculus and physics, but is flexible according to the needs of the student. The student will select an individual program in consultation with the advisor. A number of specific upperdivision courses are recommended for the student preparing for graduate study. Students wishing to pursue graduate study in Applied Physics can select courses that fulfill individual requirements. The degree program requires 120 total credit hours.
University Core Requirements 30 credit hours
General Physics (PHY 204205) satisfies the science requirement. The core requirement for mathematics is satisfied by Calculus (MTH 201).
College Requirements, B.S.  6 credit hours
Hrs.


3 
Effective Communication (CST 107, CST 332, ENG 107, ENG 311) 
3  Metaphysics (one course from PHL 331337) 
Major Requirements
 75 credit hours
Hrs.


8 
MTH 201202  Calculus III 
4 
MTH 301  Vector Calculus 
3 
MTH 321  Differential Equations: Ordinary Differential Equations 
3 
MTH 341  Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 
CS 203/273  Computer Science I / Lab 
4 
PHY 204  General Physics / Lab or PHY 208  Integrated Physics / Math Lecture & Lab 
4 
PHY 205  General Physics / Lab or PHY 209  Integrated Physics / Math Lecture & Lab 
8 
CHM 207208  General Chemistry III CHM 277278  Laboratory 
37 
Upper division science, math or engineering credit hours with a minimum of 28 hours in physics including: 

PHY 306  Modern Physics 

PHY 356  Mathematical Methods for Physicists 

PHY 376  Modern Physics Lab 

PHY 371  Analog and Digital Electronics 
4 
Two of the following advanced labs: 

PHY 372  Advanced Optics Laboratory 

PHY 470  Special Physics Laboratory 

PHY 471  Advanced Laboratory 

PHY 472  Advanced Laboratory 
24 
Additional courses in science, math or engineering 
General Electives  9 credit hours
Total Credit Hours  120
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