1. Isn’t Tech an engineering school? What do the sciences offer?

Georgia Tech certainly has strong engineering programs, but there is also recognition that science remains at the core of the best engineering and is vital to the development of new technologies. Tech’s science degree programs are vibrant and rigorous; they provide exceptional preparation for further study and for careers in a variety of business sectors. Tech’s undergraduates participate in research and international studies at significantly higher rates than at many peer institutions. Your professors are at the top of their fields. They bring the excitement of research and discovery into the classroom, providing their students with new insights and perspectives. 2. What is a typical schedule for a student in their first semester? Most students studying science take a laboratory science class, math, English and one other class (typically a course in social science, humanities, or computer science) in their first semester. In addition, we strongly recommend that students register for a one-credit seminar class (GT 1000) that introduces students to their intended major and career opportunities. 3. I would like to visit the Georgia Tech campus and meet with someone from the College of Sciences, how do I do that? You can register for campus tours and the College of Sciences information sessions on the admissions website at www.admission.gatech.edu/visit. Note that there is a College of Sciences information session and tour every other Monday at 2:00 p.m. (please sign up on the admissions website). 4. Can I complete a minor or a double major? Yes, these are both possible. We recommend discussing these opportunities with your academic advisor during the first semester. 5. Which sciences are the best choices for pre-med/pharmacy/vet students? Students from all of our majors have gone on to medical school. While Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry are the most popular choices for pre-health students, Math, Physics, Psychology and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences majors may also complete the pre-health requirements. Georgia Tech offers advising and support for students interested in going into medicine or any other health profession. For more information, please visit www.prehealth.gatech.edu. 6. Can I receive advice about course selection and career planning? All students in the College of Sciences are assigned a Ph.D.-qualified advisor in their major program. Students should consult their advisors on a regular basis. Advisement begins at the FASET orientation events. Current students can find their advisor at www.advising.gatech.edu. 7. What kind of extracurricular activities are available to science majors at Georgia Tech? There are hundreds of student organizations at Tech, and there are many that are of particular interest to science majors. Georgia Tech has chapters of the American Medical Students Association, Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society, and the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. There is also a Society of Physics Students, Astronomy Club, Pre-vet Club, Pre-pharmacy Club, Psychology Club, Pre-dental society, Club Math and others. 8. Are there study abroad programs for science students? There are several study abroad programs that are led by Georgia Tech science faculty including the Pacific Program (Australia, New Zealand and Fiji), the Oxford Program (United Kingdom), the Valencia program (Spain), GT-Lorraine (France) and others. Georgia Tech science majors also participate in exchange programs around the globe. In addition, several science majors participate in the Georgia Tech international plan, an immersive global competency program. More information on study abroad, exchange programs and the international plan can be found at www.oie.gatech.edu. 9. How can I get involved with undergraduate research? There are a multitude of undergraduate research programs at Georgia Tech, ranging from research for credit to paid fellowships such as the Presidents Undergraduate Research Award (PURA), the Petit Scholars program and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs. For more information on undergraduate research visit: http://urop.gatech.edu

Undergraduate Programs
The College of Sciences offers a variety of bachelor degree programs. Please visit the school web sites for further information. Biology  B.S. - Biology Chemistry & Biochemistry  B.S. - Chemistry  B.S. - Biochemistry Earth and Atmospheric Sciences  B.S. - Earth and Atmospheric Science  BS/MS: Earth and Atmospheric Science (5 year) Mathematics  B.S. - Applied Mathematics  B.S. - Discrete Mathematics Physics  B.S. - Applied Physics  B.S. - Physics Psychology  B.S. - Applied Psychology

The next twenty years promise to be just as exciting and productive in biology. solve problems. and to become the next generation of professional biologists. the integration and incorporation of engineering into biological research will be a hallmark of future discoveries. faculty. and communities. The mathematical and computer sciences will be essential tools in the “systems approach” to biology. and biologists now regularly integrate knowledge and methodologies from fields that are currently considered outside of biology. The Bachelor of Science degree program consists of a combination of basic core requirements and a wide variety of electives with the goals of:    acquisition of critical thinking skills necessary for the understanding and practice of science. The significant role of mathematics and computer science in biological research will continue to grow. . we now understand many of the molecular details of how information is encoded and expressed by genes throughout plant and animal development. Boundaries that currently define traditional areas of biological research are becoming blurred. populations. We have made amazing progress in understanding the workings of individual cells. the loss of biodiversity. For example. They also are skilled in mentoring young scientists in many kinds of projects. organisms. The School of Biology is composed of a diversity of researchers. many of whom have pioneered integrative approaches to the study of biological systems. and drug discovery. physicians. For example. The School of Biology at Georgia Tech is ideally positioned to exploit these scientific trends and to make discoveries that will significantly advance the field. organisms. learning the fundamentals of biological sciences. bioremediation. cells. and leaders in government and industry. gaining an appreciation of the common themes in biology across scales and taxa. and populations will be viewed and studied as composites of dynamically interacting units. many of the mysteries about how species interact and adapt to their environments are beginning to unravel. culture and living in beautiful Atlanta. and the consequences of these interactions. and preparation of students for careers as biological scientists. Most scientists agree that future advances in biology will result from integration rather than specialization. and communities. On the cellular level. especially the following:  The mechanisms and consequences of evolution (from genes to populations)    How cells are organized and how cells function within the context of complex systems How organisms interact with each other and with their environment. These approaches will be focused on solving some of our most challenging problems like climate change.About the Biology School: A Message From the Chair Terry Snell. We are also well prepared to train students to think critically. While past research has taught us much about how cells and populations are structured and function. Long-standing strengths in engineering and the mathematical and computer sciences at Georgia Tech provide an ideal environment in which to prepare young biologists to become world leaders in integrative biological research. Georgia. Shortly after arriving at Tech. the School of Biology is making exciting advances everyday and well on its way to becoming a recognized leader in biology. we have begun to document the mechanisms that underlie various neurological and physiological processes associated with a variety of human diseases. Undergraduate Program in Biology The Undergraduate Program in Biology offers the best of education. We have come through three incredibly productive decades of research that have expanded the frontiers of knowledge in many areas. Chair There could not be a more exciting time to be a biologist. populations. to the molecular genetics of bacterial pathogenesis. community. The School of Biology emphasizes integrative and systems biology. At population level. biofuels. each student is assigned an advisor who will assist in planning the program of study and achieving future goals. As you can see. Many algorithms originally developed by systems engineers to help understand the dynamics of complex electrical networks are already being employed to unravel the complexities of biochemical pathways in cells. whi ch facilitates customization of a student’s program of study. Likewise. We seek students who are committed to excellence and serious about the study of biological sciences. future biology will be focused on understanding how these systems interact. Increasingly. future ecologists will integrate knowledge of cellular and molecular processes to better understand how organisms sense their environments and how they use these sensations to induce behavioral and physiological responses in individuals. I invite you to join us on this exciting journey of discovery. ranging from the assembly of ecological communities. to membrane trafficking in cells.

Lobachev – genome stability. Hay and Kubanek – chemical ecology. bioethics. and engineers who can communicate and work together in state of the art labs with advanced analytical and computational resources. Examples of these mentors and their research projects include Dr. renewable fuels and sustainable energy. quantitative problem solver.gatech. Your education in Biology at Georgia Tech facilitates the development of these skills and prepares you to become a key team member. you will join the alumni of one of the most admired and respected universities in the country. chemists.biology. DNA repair. and for attractive positions in bio-related industries. This learning experience is imbedded in an environment emphasizing scientific teamwork and interdisciplinary communication guided by faculty mentors. All are complex problems requiring complex scientific solutions. students begin learning quantitative analysis with state of the art scientific instruments. computer scientists. genomics and applied bioinformatics. and undergraduate research. Dr. signaling molecules. aquatic chemical ecology. Problem-based curriculum The Biology curriculum is specifically designed to prepare professionals to become leaders in science. statistical analysis. biochemistry. and Dr. drug discovery. medicine. Kostka – bioremediation. McDonald – systems biology of cancer. mathematicians. and experimental design and statistics.php for more details. and interdisciplinary communication skills to compete at the highest level for positions in the best graduate. Dr. . The majority of biology undergraduates join a lab team lead by a faculty mentor who guides them in a research project. Mentoring by Georgia Tech Biology alumni through the Mentor Jackets program helps students find their path and to effectively launch their careers. research project lab. Dr. metabolomics. including bio-inspired design. honors ecology. macromolecular modeling. Modern science is a team sport The only way to solve complex problems is with interdisciplinary teams of cross-trained investigators. Skolnick – systems biology and the prediction of protein structure and function from sequence. biogeochemistry. Several Biology courses use a problem-based approach to learning. Several courses also are interdisciplinary. The groups most likely to succeed in solving these problems are teams of biologists. Hammer – cell communication. biophysics. Undergraduate research as a capstone experience Georgia Tech has one of the biggest research enterprises in the country and consequently is able to provide exceptional research opportunities to Biology majors. mathematical models in biology. quantitative analysis ability. and data visualization with advanced computational programs.edu/people/faculty. As a Biology graduate of Georgia Tech. improving human health and devising healthy lifestyles. Dr. Finding a fulfilling career Completing the Biology curriculum equips students with critical thinking skills. and using genomics to develop personalized medicine. medical and professional schools. Our belief is that students learn science best by doing science. lab skills. simulation. waste assimilation and water purification. Gibson – systems biology of disease. Streelman – evolution and development of jaws. Merrill – cell signaling and pathogenesis. Drs. These include secure food production. including introductory biology. and biotechnology. and brains. Dr. Dr. Chernoff – genetic control of protein folding and aggregation. quorum sensing. Students simultaneously learn experimental design. you will be an expert. Georgia Tech graduates in Biology are well prepared to assume leadership positions in the search for these solutions. Jordan – genome level determinants of evolutionary diversification. teeth. Dr. From the freshman year. Dr. As a graduate of Georgia Tech. climate change. See http://www.Why study biology at Georgia Tech? Solving complex problems Many problems facing humanity are biological and complex.

Chemistry Core Values Activities in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry are guided and shaped by a set of core values: 1. pharmacy. 1315. 4804 (Note CHEM 3511 is not allowed with CHEM 4511 or 4512) ***TECHNICAL ELECTIVES The technical elective requirement may be fulfilled by coursework in Science. 4760. The School's Mission The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry will:  Provide rigorous. 4776. 4511. inorganic. and Computing at the 3000 level or higher. 4. HIST 2112. 4341. TOTAL = 120 Plus 2 Hours for APPH *CORE ELECTIVES Note that most core electives are 3 hours with the exception of APPH 1040. 5. B. .Traditional Track 1st Year CHEM 1211K (4) MATH 1501 (4) ENGL 1101 (3) GT 1000 (1) Core Elective* (3) Core Elective (3) CHEM 2211 (3) CHEM 2311 (3) MATH 2401 (4) PHYS 2211 (4) Core Elective (3) CHEM 3411 (3) CHEM 3111 (3) CHEM 3380 (3) Core Elective (3) Core Elective (3) CHEM 4684 (4) CHEM 3511 or 4511 (3) CHEM Elective** (3) Technical Elective*** (3) CHEM 1212K (4) MATH 1502 (4) ENGL 1102 (3) BIOL 1510 (4) 2nd Year CHEM 2312 (3) CHEM 2380 (2) PHYS 2212 (4) Core Elective (3) Core Elective (3) CHEM 3412 (3) CHEM 3481 (2) CHEM 3211 (5) Core Elective (3) Free Elective (3) CHEM Elective (3) Technical Elective (3) Free Electives (9) The B. Engineering. 4521. dental. 4601. or POL 1101 (Credit not allowed for both INTA 1200 and POL 1101) 3rd Year 4th Year **CHEMISTRY ELECTIVES CHEM 3700.  Promote a greater understanding of science among its stakeholders.. 3. or 1371 Humanities electives (6 hours required) Social Sciences electives (9 hours required) History/constitution requirement: HIST 2111. 4582.S. APPH 1040 or 1050 (2) CS 1301. 4775. physical. faculty.  Create a superior education and research environment that nurtures and sustains a community of students.  Foster economic development in the State of Georgia and the United States by providing a well-educated and highly trained science and engineering workforce and by the advancement of innovations to industry. 4401. analytical. 4765. or law schools. research. Students are allowed to complement this training by choosing a number of technical and free electives. 4581.  Develop new chemical knowledge and understanding through cutting-edge research that provides a foundation for future intellectual growth and stimulates technological developments that improve the quality of life. 4740. CHEM 4699. This degree is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). and meaningful training programs in the chemical and biochemical sciences for our undergraduate students. Graduates of this track typically engage in undergraduate research and pursue industrial research employment or graduate studies in the chemical sciences. and postdoctoral scholars that integrate education. This track also allows for students to seek admission for medical. A maximum of 3 hours toward the technical elective requirement may be chosen from Undergraduate Research. 4311. 4803. in Chemistry (traditional option) offers students well-balanced training in the fundamental areas of chemistry (i. Chemistry .S. 4452. and staff reflecting the diversity of the nation. organic. Excellence in all facets of what we do Respect for the diverse roles and backgrounds of all members of the community Holistic training to prepare our constituency for future challenges Maintenance of the highest level of integrity in all pursuits Leadership by example in education and research Understanding the significance of our activities in the context of the Institute and the world around us. 6. PUBP 3000. graduate students. INTA 1200. and biochemistry).e. engaging. 2. 4512. and global issues.

This degree is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).Biochemistry Track Students are often interested in learning about the interface between chemistry and biology. and biology (with possible electives in biomedical engineering) as well as other technical and free electives that complement their training. you must be enrolled in the corresponding lecture course (BIOL 3450 or BIOL 3380) in the same semester. 4340. etc. BIOL 3380+3381. in Chemistry (Biochemistry Option) offers an interdisciplinary program of study whereby students gain a molecular understanding of the biological processes that take place in the world around us. or 1371 (3) Humanities electives (6 hours required) Social sciences electives (9 hours required) History/constitutional/legislative elective (3): HIST 2111. Graduates typically pursue careers in medicine. Students pursuing the B.) Electives include CHEM 4521. HIST 2112. 4608. However. PUBP 3000 (Credit not allowed for both INTA 1200 and POL 1101) **BIOCHEMISTRY ELECTIVES Note: At least one of the biochemistry electives chosen must contain a laboratory component (e. in Chemistry (Biochemistry option) complete a series of courses in chemistry. 2nd Year CHEM 2312 (3) CHEM 2380 (2) PHYS 2212 (4) Core Elective (3) Core Elective (3) CHEM 3412 (3) CHEM 3481 (2) CHEM 4512 (3) CHEM 4581 (3) Core Elective (3) BCHM Elective (3) CHEM 3211 (5) Core Elective (3) Free Electives (5) 3rd Year 4th Year . biochemistry. 4464.S. APPH 1040 or 1050 (2) CS 1301. or take positions in industry or governmental organizations.S. 4478. 4418. CHEM 4803 (with permission of UG coordinator). 4440. 4582. 4765. 3380/3381. BIOL 3450/3451. Typical Program of Study: TOTAL = 120 Plus 2 Hours for APPH 1st Year CHEM 1211K (4) MATH 1501 (4) ENGL 1101 (3) GT 1000 (1) Core Elective *(3) Core Elective (3) CHEM 2211 (3) CHEM 2311 (3) MATH 2401 (4) PHYS 2211 (4) Core Elective (3) CHEM 3411 (3) CHEM 3111 (3) CHEM 3380 (3) CHEM 4511 (3) Core Elective (3) BCHM Elective** (3) CHEM 4601 (2) Free Electives (9) CHEM 1212K (4) MATH 1502 (4) ENGL 1102 (3) BIOL 1510 (4) *CORE ELECTIVES Note that most core electives are 3 credits with the exception of APPH 1040. 1315.. 4570. INTA 1200. if enrolled in BIOL 3451 or 3381. Chemistry . 4668.g.S. 4401. POL 1101.B. Note: BIOL 3450 or 3380 may be taken as a lecture-only course. CHEM 4582. continue their study at the graduate level in the biological or chemical sciences. The B.

be aware that many of our graduate courses are very popular across Campus and fill-in very quickly. each program stresses a solid foundation in graduate-level mathematics as well as an exposure to the use of mathematics in other disciplines. and some areas of algebra. a discipline that is central to advances in science and technology. and management discipline. so there is always something of interest for every one. But. we have an excellent offering of degree programs at the Bachelors. We offer about 25 graduate courses during each of Fall and Spring Semesters. The Business Option replaces some of the science and engineering requirements with selected courses in economics and management. the School offers a variety of specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This degree provides the student with a broad background in mathematics. At any given time. Undergraduate Programs The School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech offers programs leading to two undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees. emphasizing areas related to the research activities of the faculty. the School of Math offers a wide range of courses serving students in nearly every engineering. Both degrees can be taken with a variety of options. In addition. Undergraduate Program The School offers programs leading to two undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematicsand the Bachelor of Science in Discrete Mathematics.Mathematics Overview Since mathematics is an integral part of the curricula for students at Georgia Tech. They provide excellent preparation for employment as well as graduate study in mathematics and related fields. Majors Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics The BS in applied mathematics allows the student to study a variety of areas of mathematics while taking advanced courses in other areas of science and engineering. Bachelor of Science in Discrete Mathematics The BS in discrete mathematics specializes in areas of mathematics that have gained importance because of their close connection to computing. There is also an . Both programs emphasize the study of core mathematics as well as its applications. Currently about one third of our majors are pursuing this degree. the School offers a variety of specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels emphasizing areas related to the research activities of the faculty. Masters. In addition to basic courses in mathematics. at one of the nation's leading scientific and technological universities. Both programs emphasize the study of core mathematics as well as its applications. These areas are graph theory. who call the School their home. we have about 70 PhD and 30-40 Masters students. Graduate Program The School of Mathematics offers traditional Masters and Doctoral degrees in Mathematics. and participates in several other interdisciplinary Masters and Doctoral degrees in collaboration with other units on Campus. the degree requires more courses in computing and industrial systems. This section of our website collects a wealth of information regarding our academic programs. and Doctoral level. number theory. The mathematics degrees at Georgia Tech offer students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and technical skills in mathematics. Our graduate programs are designed so that students will obtain a broad perspective in advanced mathematics but also on its applications. science. combinatorics. Indeed. They provide excellent preparation for employment as well as graduate study in mathematics and related fields. as well as several visiting graduate students from all over the world. In addition. In addition to basic courses in mathematics.

The Undergraduate advisor assists students with administrative tasks such as course selection. Summer. Prospective Math Majors and Minors Students who are interested in pursing a math degree at Georgia Tech can find a great deal of useful information here to help them be prepared for success in our programs. This includes Diagnostic Tests and lists of Topics that. Students intern for one or more semesters.undergraduateResearch Option. changes of major. of course) and taking 18 hours of upper level math courses in one of two tracks. This consists of fulfilling the general Georgia Institute of Technology requirements for some degree (other than math. Current Students We strive to help our students at every stage of their mathematical career at Georgia Tech. This can be either for course credit. among others. possibly with different employers. and degree petitions. paid research without course credit. Contact Undergraduate Committee for more information . There are many opportunities for math students to enrich and expand their educational experiences. Each year the School of Mathematics has about 15 to 20 percent of its students in the co-op program or theInternship program. Minors For those students who would like to emphasize mathematics in their coursework. Program participants will receive a summer stipend of approximately $5000 to conduct mathematical research under the supervision of a professor. there is the option of pursuing a Minor in Math.     Honors Courses Seminars Grading Co-Op programs Undergraduate Research   REU opportunities: Undergraduate students are invited to apply for an eight-week research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. There are tutoring and computing resources which all math students (both math majors and other students enrolled in math courses) can use. students can pursue research with a professor for a full semester (in Spring. which replaces some of the required math courses with undergraduate research courses. but available to all students) Club Math Putnam exam ACE lab: Only one of a handful of experimental mathematics laboratory in the United States. but who do not choose to fulfill the requirements for a full bachelor's degree. We also have excellent resources for students considering graduate school in math. or where the professor has funds from a research grant. These students are employees for a company one semester and return to their studies the following one. transfer credit. in our experience proved to be useful. the School of Math encourages you to seek a level of academic performance that challenges you. or Fall). Undergraduate Research Semester: In addition to our Summer REU program. Currently. Regardless of the degree you are interested in.      Undergraduate Teaching Assistants Senior Projects (required for Discrete Math. students are co-oping at software and energy companies.

A student should NOT register for MATH 2406 AFTER the student has successfully completing MATH 4107 and/or MATH 4317. When such a student wants to register for a class that has MATH 2406 as a prereq. which is the most essential part of the upper-division courses. The course offerings at the 4XXX-level are rich and varied. MATH 1512 / 2406 policy: Students who took MATH 1512 earning a grade of A or B have the option of substituting another upper level math course* for MATH 2406 toward their degree requirement for MATH or DMTH. Most of our majors are in applied math. The Cantor diagonalization theorem and the study of compactness are central to the course. BS in Discrete Mathematics The Discrete Math major is a rigorous degree program that gives the students substantial exposure to computing and those areas of mathematics that are most closely associated with computation. depending upon the students interests. it seems. These branches of mathematics are devoted to the study of "discrete" as opposed to "continuous" structures. the student will need to submit a prereq override request noting that he/she completed MATH 1512 with a grade of A or B. MATH 1512 / 2406 policy: Students who completed MATH 1512 earning a grade of A or B have the option of substituting an upper level math course* for MATH 2406 toward their degree requirement for MATH or DMTH. is the Abstract Vector Spaces course. fellowships. and advanced studies in discrete mathematics with substantial training in these areas of application. After that. It serves as the gateway course to many upper-division 4XXX courses. science. They are busy pursuing a wide range of classes. study abroad. Courses in computer science beyond the first two semesters are required. the student submits a prerequisite override through OSCAR noting that he/she completed MATH 1512 with a grade of A or B. as the objects studied. *course must be approved by School of Mathematics Students who took MATH 1512 earning a grade of A or B still have the option of taking MATH 2406 if they wish. Algebra. A student who completed MATH 1512 earning a grade of A or B may register for a class that has MATH 2406 as a prerequisite. The holders of this degree are well qualified for a variety of careers in applied mathematics and further study in a variety of graduate programs requiring mathematical expertise. is a very much applied topic these days and an important ingredient to many topics of interest to computer science. A student should NOT register for MATH 2406 AFTER the student has successfully completing MATH 4107 and/or MATH 4317. as well as courses in Industrial and Systems Engineering. though the view point is more abstract. which the SoM will grant. The curriculum for this bachelor's degree program combines basic work in mathematics. It also serves as the first serious introduction to proof writing. . What are the key courses in the degree? Besides the calculus plus differential equations curriculum. The next fundamental course is Algebra I. and research opportunities. in some sense are less complicated. The careful and rigorous study of the familiar subject of calculus opens their eyes to a more theoretical view of mathematics. Students who earn the Bachelor of Science in Discrete Mathematics have demonstrated a high level of competency in the analytical and technical skills in both computing and mathematics. many students find that MATH 4317 Analysis I is a fundamental course to them. There are more great courses.BS in Applied Mathematics The School's Applied Mathematics degree provides a certification of an extensive training in mathematics and the development of an expertise in another area of science or engineering. *course must be approved by School of Mathematics Students who took MATH 1512 earning a grade of A or B still have the option of taking MATH 2406 if they wish. so that students can take more classes in math. the next key course in MATH 2406. nevertheless.

and nuclei. atoms. Since some students who earn a degree in physics have transferred from other disciplines. At the same time. or to gain a background in other technical or nontechnical disciplines. d) courses involving undergraduate research. which may be employed to schedule additional technical or nontechnical courses. the Bachelor of Science in Physics and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics. A total of 120 credit hours (exclusive of wellness) and a grade-point average of at least 2. the School has planned its degree programs to enable most students to transfer into physics with little or no loss of credit. c) technical electives that enable the student to explore areas of his or her choice in greater depth. to prepare for careers in interdisciplinary areas of science. and the quantum theory that governs physical phenomena at the microscopic level of molecules.0 in physics courses numbered 3000 and higher are requisites for the bachelor's degree in physics. The considerable flexibility inherent in the physics curricula is advantageous to students who wish to work out individual programs of study. to compose a preprofessional program. Each of the baccalaureate programs contains the following: a) courses needed to meet general institutional degree requirements. thermodynamics. The basis of the Bachelor of Science in Physics degree is the traditional preparation of a student for graduate study in physics.BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS The School of Physics offers two undergraduate degrees. Students may utilize their elective freedom in the physics curricula to specialize in particular areas of physics. . electricity and magnetism. Students should contact their academic advisor for assistance in planning programs of study with emphasis directed toward a particular objective. about fifteen percent of the total hours. this flexibility suggests the need for consultation with advisors so students can make the best use of elective hours and avoid scheduling difficulties that may arise in later semesters. b) a core of technical courses intended to give a strong background in mathematics and the physical principles of mechanics. and e) free electives.

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