Requirements for a Major in Physics

Twelve required physics core courses (41 credit hours): PHYS 205, 206, 211, 307, 404, 405, 406408, 410, 420, 440, and 450;
Seven required mathematics courses (23 credit hours): MATH 117, 118, 215, 216, 301, 314 and 405;
Four required computer science courses (14 credit hours): C.S. 130, 131, 221, and 341;
Two required chemistry courses (8 credit hours): CHEM 103 and 104.
 
Note: CHEM 308 can be substituted for PHYS 406 and CHEM 307 can be subsituted for PHYS 410.
 
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree in physics will also receive a minor in mathematics.

Suggested Program of Study

Physics

Freshman Year

Gen Ed CHEM 103

4

Gen Ed MATH 117

4

C.S. 130

4

IDC. 100

1

Gen Ed ENGL 101

3
TOTAL 16

Gen Ed CHEM 104

4

MATH 118

4

Gen Ed HIST 116 or 117

3

Gen Ed IDC. 101

3

C.S. 131

3
TOTAL 17

Sophomore Year

PHYS 205

4

MATH 216

3

Gen Ed IDC. 200

3

Gen Ed PHIL 160

3

MATH 314

3
TOTAL 16

PHYS 206

4

Gen Ed ENGL 200

3

MATH 215

3

Gen Ed THEO 200

3

Gen Ed Social Science

3
TOTAL 16

Junior Year

PHYS 211

4

PHYS 307

4

PHYS 404

3

MATH 301 or MATH 405

3
TOTAL 14

PHYS 405

3

PHYS 406

3

C.S. 221

4

C.S. 341

3

Gen Ed IDC. 301

3
TOTAL 16

Senior Year

PHYS 408

3

PHYS 410

3

MATH 301 or MATH 405

3

Gen Ed PHIL 301

3

Gen Ed Fine Arts Req

3
TOTAL 15

PHYS 420

4

PHYS 440

3

PHYS 450

3

Gen Ed Theology Elective

3

Gen Ed IDC. 401

3
TOTAL 16

Gen Ed courses may be taken in semesters other than the ones listed above.