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Degree Pathway for the Bachelor of Science in Physics - General Option - 2015

Suggested Degree Pathway for Physics - General Option

For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PHYS.1610Honors Physics I4
PHYS.1610LHonors Physics I Lab2
ENGL.1010 /
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)4
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PHYS.1120Freshman Physics Seminar1
PHYS.1640Honors Physics II4
PHYS.1640LHonors Physics II Lab2
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
MATH.1320Calculus II (STEM)4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)33

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PHYS.2690Honors Physics III4
PHYS.2610LPhysics of Material & Devices3
CHEM.1210Chemistry I (SCL)3
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab (SCL)1
MATH.2310Calculus III4

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PHYS.2100Intro. Modern Physics3
PHYS.2620LPrinciples of Lab Automation3
CHEM.1220Chemistry II (SCL)3
CHEM.1240LChemistry II Lab (SCL)1
Differential Equations3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)33

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PHYS.3530Electromagnetism I3
MATH.3810Math Physics I3
PHYS.xxxxPhysics Elective I3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PHYS.4350Intro Quantum Mech. I3
PHYS.3380Optics and Waves3
PHYS.3930LAdv. Exper. Physics I (CTPS), (QL)2
PHYS.3820Math Physics II3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PHYS.4540Physics Capstone (IL), (WOC), (AIL)3
PHYS.xxxxPhysics Elective II3
PHYS.xxxxPhysics Elective III3
xxxx.xxxxSpecial Elective I23
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PHYS.3940LAdv. Exper. Physics II2
PHYS.xxxxPhysics Elective IV3
xxxx.xxxxSpecial Elective II23
xxxx.xxxxSpecial Elective III23
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective1

Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Number of specified physics credits.

2Must be an elective from outside the Physics Dept.

3The Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) are fulfilled outside this major. See the DCA course listing and the SRE course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill these requirements.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

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.