This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
Bachelor of Science in Physics (BS)
The B.S. Degree is intended as preparation for entry into graduate programs in physics and other scientific or engineering fields. It also provides suitable training for entering the workforce in a technical position.
Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.
All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.
Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements
|General 101: A&S Orientation||1|
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language;
hours will vary depending on the language taken)
|Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences at 300 level or above, in addition to courses counted toward General Education||6|
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above
Department of Physics
|Physics 2951, 296, 301||3|
|Physics 2981, 299, 300||11|
|Physics 390, 450, 460, 541, 555||15|
|Professional, Applied Optics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Computational Science, or Materials Science concentration (see below)||11-14|
|Physics 355, 356||5|
|Physics 542 or Electrical & Computer Engineering 540||3|
|Physics 545 or Electrical & Computer Engineering 545||3|
Astronomy and Astrophysics
|Computer Engineering & Computer Science 121||1|
|Computer Engineering & Computer Science 122||1|
|Computer Engineering & Computer Science 130||3|
|Computer Engineering & Computer Science 231||3|
|Electrical & Computer Engineering 210||3|
|Chemical Engineering 251||4|
|Chemical Engineering 253||3|
|Electrical & Computer Engineering 542||3|
|Chemistry 201 and 2021||6|
|Mathematics 2051, 206, 301||12|
Electives & Total Hours
Only 60 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science degree.
At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.
1 Fulfills General Education requirement.