B.A. in Physics

 

Students enrolled in the B.A. in Physics program typically have interdisciplinary interests. They often earn two majors. For example, a student who wants to become a high-school physics teacher might earn a B.A. in Physics and a second major in Secondary Education.

 

 

Typical Schedule of Classes

 

Year 1 Fall Semester

 

Year 1 Spring Semester

PHYS 161

MATH 161

ENGL 101

INDS 101

General Physics I

Calculus I

Composition I

Freshman Seminar

General Studies

Total

  4

  4

  3

  1

  3

15

 

PHYS 162

MATH 162

MATH 163

ENGL 102

 

General Physics II

Calculus II

Technology for Calculus

Composition II

General Studies

Total

  4

  4

  1

  3

  3

15

 

Year 2 Fall Semester

 

Year 2 Spring Semester

PHYS 210

PHYS 211L

COMM 211

 

Light & Atomic Physics

Light & Atomic Lab

Oral Communication

General Studies

Free Electives

Total

  3

  1

  3

  3

  6

16

 

 

PHYS 220

PHYS 221L

MATH 223

INDS 120

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics Lab

Calculus III

Humanities

General Studies

Total

  3

  1

  4

  3

  3

14

 

Year 3 Fall Semester

 

Year 3 Spring Semester

PHYS 305L

MATH 230

 

 

Electro-Optics Lab

Differential Equations

General Studies

Free Electives

Total

  1

  3

  6

  6

14

 

PHYS 250

PHYS 251L

PHYS 360

 

Electronics

Electronics Lab

Electromagnetic Theory

General Studies

Free Electives

Total

  3

  1

  3

  3

  6

16

 

Year 4 Fall Semester

 

Year 4 Spring Semester

PHYS 497

CHEM 161

CHEM 163L

 

Research Seminar I

Chemistry

Chemistry Lab

General Studies

Free Electives

Total

  1

  3

  1

  3

  6

14

 

 

PHYS 310

PHYS 330

PHYS 331L

PHYS 498

Analytic Mechanics

Solid State Physics

Solid State Physics Lab

Research Seminar II

General Studies

Free Electives

Total

  3

  3

  1

  1

  3

  6

17