2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 17, 2021  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physics [PHY]


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The concentration in physics is the traditional physics major found at institutions worldwide. Study includes a wide range of courses in physics and mathematics plus chemistry. This degree is necessary for those wishing to go on to graduate school and is also useful for those wishing to do technical work in a variety of disciplines.

Career Potential

  • Graduate study in physics
  • Industrial or governmental research
  • Scientific advisor
  • Technical support services

A. Required Courses in Physics: 39 credit hours


  • Three Physics electives taken at the 400 level or above

Select Either:


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the bachelor’s degree in Physics over four years


First Year


Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 17


  • GE course
  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Foreign language requirement

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Elective

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • Physics elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Physics elective
  • Physics elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

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