Program Requirements

If you are pursuing a degree in physics, you must meet the below requirements to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of course work.

The Bachelor of Science degree in physics is a comprehensive degree, so a minor or second major is not required to complete the degree. Visit the Courses Offered by Department page for complete course listings and descriptions.

Physics (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Specific General Education Requirements: PHY 203(5), MTH 261(5), ENG 321(3)

  2. Major Requirements

    1. PHY 152(3), 204(5), 291(3), 333(3), 343(3), 353(3), 375(3), 385(2), 386(1), 391(3), 486(1)

    2. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of PHY 385(2), 386(1) and 486(1).

    3. Select one of the following option areas:

      1. Astronomy and Astrophysics: AST 113(3), 114(4) or 115(4); and select two courses from: AST 311(3), 313(3), 315(3), 317(3)

      2. Engineering and Applied Physics: PHY 220(4), 324(4), 351(3)

      3. Materials Physics: MAT 540(3), 550(3), 580(3); PHY 575(3)

      4. Graduate Prep Physics: MAT 580(3); PHY 351(3), 476(3), 575(3)

    4. Related Requirements: MTH 280(5), 302(3), 303(3)

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

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