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


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