Suggested Degree Pathway for Physics - General Option

For students who entered fall 2013 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.1610 Physics I (H) 4
PHYS.1610L Physics I Lab (H) 2
ENGL.1010 (Gen. Ed.) College Writing I 3
MATH.1310 Calculus I 4
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS 3
Total 16(61)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.1120 Freshman Physics Seminar 1
PHYS.1640 Physics II (H) 4
PHYS.1640L Physics II Lab (H) 2
ENGL.1020 (Gen. Ed.) College Writing II 3
MATH.1320 Calculus II 4
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH 3
Total 17(71)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.2690 Physics III (H) 4
PHYS.2610L Physics of Material & Devices 3
CHEM.1210 Chemistry I 3
CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH.2310 Calculus III 4
Total 15(71)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.2100 Intro. Modern Physics 3
PHYS.2620L Prin. Lab Automation 3
CHEM.1220 Chemistry II 3
CHEM.1240L Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH.2340 Differential Equations 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS 3
Total 16(61)

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.3530 Electromagnetism I 3
PHYS.3930L Adv. Exper. Physics I 2
PHYS.3810 Math Physics I 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH 3
Total 14(81)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4350 Intro. to Quantum Mechanics 3
PHYS.3380 Physical Optics and Waves 3
PHYS.3940L Adv. Exper. Physics II 2
PHYS.3820 Math Physics II 3
xxxx.xxxx Special elective2 3
Total 14(111)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4130 Mechanics 3
PHYS.4210 Statistical Thermodynamics 3
xxxx.xxxx Physics special elective 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15(91)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4540 Physics Capstone 3
xxxx.xxxx Physics special elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Special Elective2 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 1
Total 13(61)
Total Minimum Credits = 120

Consult the General Education website for General Education requirements. See your Faculty Advisor to determine which courses you should take to fulfill the Gen. Ed. Diversity (D) and Ethics (E) categories. These courses may be taken in any sequence.

1number of specified physics credits
2must be an elective from outside the Physics Dept.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 10/17/2017