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Physics (BS

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information. Bachelor of Science in Physics (BS) Major: PHYS Degree: BS Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS) 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.
Type General Education Hours 34 34

Minimum Total

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
Type General 101: A&S Orientation Foreign Language (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 Hours 1

6-8

6

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be incorporated into other degree requirements)
Total 13-15

Department of Physics
Type Hours

Physics 2951, 296, 301 Physics 2981, 299, 300 Physics 351 Physics 390, 450, 460, 541, 555 Professional, Applied Optics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Computational Science, or Materials Science concentration (see below) Total

3 11 2 15 11-14 42-45

Physics Concentrations Professional
Type Physics 530 Physics 542 Physics 556 Physics 498 Hours 3 3 3 3

Applied Optics
Type Physics 355, 356 Physics 542 or Electrical & Computer Engineering 540 Physics 545 or Electrical & Computer Engineering 545 Hours 5 3 3

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Type Physics 307 Physics 308 Physics 355 Physics 589 Physics 590 Hours 3 1 3 3 3

Computational Science
Type Physics 565 Computer Engineering & Computer Science 121 Computer Engineering & Computer Science 122 Computer Engineering & Computer Science 130 Computer Engineering & Computer Science 231 Electrical & Computer Engineering 210 Hours 3 1 1 3 3 3

Materials Science
Type Chemical Engineering 251 Chemical Engineering 253 Electrical & Computer Engineering 542 Physics 575 Hours 4 3 3 3

Supporting Courses
Type Chemistry 201 and 2021 Mathematics 2051, 206, 301 Total Minimum Electives Minimum Total Hours 6 12 18 9-14 121

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.