Baylor University
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

B.A. in Physics

The Bachelor of Arts in Physics provides a traditional liberal arts education with a solid set of core courses in physics.

Please refer to the BA Physics Planner for a suggested sequence of courses.
Note that many courses are offered only in the fall or only in the spring.

Physics requirements:

  • Each of:
    PHY 1420 � General Physics I
    PHY 1430 � General Physics II
    PHY 2135 � Basic Electronics Laboratory
    PHY 2350 � Modern Physics
    PHY 2360 � Mathematical and Computational Physics
    PHY 3175 � Intermediate Physics Laboratory I
    PHY 3176 � Intermediate Physics Laboratory II
    PHY 3320 � Intermediate Classical Mechanics
    PHY 3330 � Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
    PHY 3372 � Introductory Quantum Mechanics I
    PHY 4001 � Exit Exam
  • Two of:
    PHY 3373 � Introductory Quantum Mechanics II
    PHY 4322 � Advanced Topics in Classical Physics
    PHY 4340 � Statistical and Thermal Physics
    PHY 4360 � Computer Models in Physics
    PHY 4372 � Introductory Solid State Physics
    PHY 4373 � Introductory Nuclear and Particle Physics
    PHY 4374 � Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Other requirements:

(Each course must apply to a major in its department.)

  • Chemistry (three semester hours)
  • Computer science (three semester hours)
  • MTH 1321, 1322, 2311, 2321, 3325, and 3326