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