B.S. in Physics (Pre-Health Care Concentration)

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.

The Pre-Health Care Concentration is specially designed for students with an interest in medicine, dentistry, or other health related professions, and it satisfies the medical/dental preprofessional program requirements.

Please refer to the BS Physics Pre-Health Care 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 2190   Introduction to Research in Physics
    PHY 2350   Modern Physics
    PHY 2360   Mathematical and Computational Physics
    PHY 3175   Intermediate Physics Laboratory I
    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 4340   Statistical and Thermal Physics
    PHY 4001   Exit Exam
Other requirements:

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

  • BIO 1305-1105, 1306-1106, and six semester hours at the "3000" or "4000" level
  • CHE 1301, 1302, 1316, 3331, 3332, and 3238
  • Computer science, three semester hours
  • MTH 1321, 1322, 2311, 2321, 3325, and 3326


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