B.S. in Physics
The Bachelor of Science in Physics provides a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for graduate studies or careers in technology, medicine, education, law, finance, industry, and other professions.
Students planning to attend graduate school in physics (or another program in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) are advised to pursue this degree.
Please refer to the BS Physics Planner for a suggested sequence of courses.
Note that many courses are offered only in the fall or only in the spring.
- Each of:
- PHY 1420 General Physics I
- PHY 1430 General Physics II
- PHY 2135 Basic Electronics Laboratory
- PHY 2190 Introduction to Research in Physics
- 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 3373 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II
- PHY 4190 Dissemination of Research Results in Physics
- PHY 4322 Advanced Topics in Classical Physics
- PHY 4340 Statistical and Thermal Physics
- PHY 4001 Exit Exam
- Two of:
- PHY 4372 Introductory Solid State Physics
- PHY 4373 Introductory Nuclear and Particle Physics
- PHY 4374 Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
(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
- Nine hours from the following: biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, or statistics