Dec 08, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, B.S./B.A.

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BELL Core Requirements: 53 Hours (minimum)

Technical Requirements

Technical requirements are support courses that may be needed as prerequisites for some courses within the major or to ensure thorough understanding of the content of the major.  They may count towards the BELL Core Requirements  , the requirements for a second major of minor, or they may count as free electives. 

One additional lab science from the following options:

These courses may also count towards other majors or minors according to their catalog requirements.

Additional Technical Requirement

Major Requirements: 34 Hours

Introductory Physics Options: 4 hours

Additional Physics Courses: 9 Hours

At least 9 hours of PHY electives from 2200-level or higher, up to 3 hours of elective credit may be in the form of independent studies and/or research with approval by the chair. 

Minor Requirements: 18 Hours

A minor in math (10 additional hours above the general education and technical requirements) is strongly encouraged for all physics majors, especially students planning to attend graduate school. Other minors may be chosen; the number of free electives and/or minor hours may vary based on the chosen minor.

General Electives: 23 Hours (minimum)

Total Required for the Program: 128 Hours

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