Suggested Degree Pathway for Physics - General Option

For students who entered fall 2013 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.1610Physics I (H)4
PHYS.1610LPhysics I Lab (H)2
ENGL.1010(Gen. Ed.) College Writing I3
MATH.1310Calculus I4
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) SS3
Total16(61)

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.1120Freshman Physics Seminar1
PHYS.1640Physics II (H)4
PHYS.1640LPhysics II Lab (H)2
ENGL.1020(Gen. Ed.) College Writing II3
MATH.1320Calculus II4
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) AH3
Total17(71)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.2690Physics III (H)4
PHYS.2610LPhysics of Material & Devices3
CHEM.1210Chemistry I3
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab1
MATH.2310Calculus III4
Total15(71)

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.2100Intro. Modern Physics3
PHYS.2620LPrin. Lab Automation3
CHEM.1220Chemistry II3
CHEM.1240LChemistry II Lab1
MATH.2340Differential Equations3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) SS3
Total16(61)

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.3530Electromagnetism I3
PHYS.3930LAdv. Exper. Physics I2
PHYS.3810Math Physics I3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) SS3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) AH3
Total14(81)

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.4350Intro. to Quantum Mechanics3
PHYS.3380Physical Optics and Waves3
PHYS.3940LAdv. Exper. Physics II2
PHYS.3820Math Physics II3
xxxx.xxxxSpecial elective23
Total14(111)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.4130Mechanics3
PHYS.4210Statistical Thermodynamics3
xxxx.xxxxPhysics special elective3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) AH3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15(91)

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.4540Physics Capstone3
xxxx.xxxxPhysics special elective3
xxxx.xxxxSpecial Elective23
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective1
Total13(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