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Major Requirements

SPECIFICS OF THE PHYSICS B.A. DEGREE

Minimum Total Hours:124

Total Liberal Arts Hours Required:90

General Education Requirements:Per the General Education list (see General Education Division). Exceptions: the lab science and mathematics proficiency requirements are met through the major.

Major Requirements: 40 hours with a minimum of 24 hours in physics as follows:

  • 12 hours of required physics courses
  • 12 hours of required mathematics courses
  • CSC 140
  • 6 hours of physics electives 
  • 6 hours of physics electives

View the full course check sheet for detailed information about course requirements (pdf).

SPECIFICS OF THE PHYSICS B.S. DEGREE

Minimum Total Hours:124

Total Liberal Arts Hours Required:60

General Education Requirements:Per the General Education list (see General Education Division). Exceptions: the lab science and mathematics proficiency requirements are met through the major.

Major Requirements:52 hours with a minimum of 30 hours in physics as follows:

  • 12 hours of required physics courses
  • 12 hours of required mathematics courses
  • CSC 140
  • Four upper-division physics courses (12 hours): PHY 301, 302, 401, cross register for PHY-Thermodynamics (One course from this group may be replaced with a different advanced physics course if approved by the Department via a Course Substitution Form.);
  • 6 hours of physics electives 
  • One science/mathematics elective, approved physics course through cross registration;
  • One Career Emphasis elective 

View the full course check sheet for detailed information about course requirements (pdf).