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Curriculum in Physics (PHYS)

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
MATH 1610 Calculus I or 1710 Calculus for Engineering and Science I4MATH 1620 Calculus II or 1720 Calculus for Engineering and Science II4
PHYS 1607 Honors Physics I or 1600 Engineering Physics I4PHYS 1617 Honors Physics II or 1610 Engineering Physics II4
Core Fine Arts3Core Humanities or SOC SCI3
 14 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3Core History II OR LITERATURE3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking3MATH 2650 Linear Differential Equations3
Core History I3PHYS 2300 Physics Laboratory Skills2
MATH 2630/2730 Calculus III4PHYS 2100 Intermediate Mechanics3
PHYS 2200 Introductory Quantum Physics and Relativity3Electives3
 16 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Social Science13Core Social Science13
PHYS 3100 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism3Professional Elective33
PHYS 4100 Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics3PHYS 3200 Statistical Thermodynamics3
Science Electives24Science Elective24
Electives3Electives3
 16 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
PHYS 4200 Fundamental Experiments in Physics2Professional Elective37
Professional Elective33Physics Elective33
Electives9Electives6
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation40
 14 16
Total Hours: 120
1

Students who choose a HIST sequence other than HIST 1010 and HIST 1020 should talk to an advisor about CORE SOC SCI choices.

2

Science Electives consist of a sequence of GEOL 1100- GEOL 1110 or CHEM 1030/CHEM 1031CHEM 1040/CHEM 1041 or BIOL 1020- BIOL 1030.

3

PHYS and Professional Electives must be at the 3000 level or higher. A Plan of Study indicating choices and physics advisor approval for Physics and Professional electives must be on file in the Dean’s Office before scheduling those courses.

4

This course must be taken the semester of graduation.