Jun 26, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022

Chemistry and Physics, Physics Option (Non-Teaching), B.S.

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The physics degree is designed to prepare students for graduate or professional studies in physics or related fields or to work as professional physicists.


To provide:

  1. A thorough knowledge of basic physical principles and phenomena for those majors or minors in physics or in other fields requiring a physics background;
  2. Opportunities for students to collect, analyze, and report data by established scientific principles;
  3. Maximized experiences for students in the area of applied mathematics;
  4. Students with adequate training in research and seminar presentations;
  5. Students with opportunities to participate in professional organizations; and
  6. Students with adequate training for employment in fields requiring a physics background.

Major Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Physics requires a total of 120 credit hours. Out of these, a minimum of 58 hours come from the following physics courses:

Mathematics Requirements

Chemistry Requirements

Computer Science Requirements

  • CPSC 2340 - Computer Programming/ C Language Credits: 6
  • CPSC 2372 - Computer Programming/FORTRAN Credits: 6

Total Hours: 6

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Total Hours: 15

Senior Year

Total Hours: 120

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