B.S. Physics

Fall 2014

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Physics
Concentration: None

General Education Core Curriculum

Communication - 6 Hours:

ENGL 1301 - Composition I

Select one from:

  • COMM 1315 - Public Speaking I
  • COMM 1321 - Business and Professional Speech
  • DSDE 1371 - ASL I
  • FREN 1311 - Beginning French I
  • SPAN 1311 Beginning Spanish I

Mathematics - 3 Hours:

MATH 2413 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry I

Life and Physical Sciences - 6 Hours:

PHYS 2425 - University Physics I

PHYS 2426 - University Physics II

Language, Philosophy and Culture - 3 Hours From:

ENGL 2300 - Close Reading II

ENGL 2310 - British Literature Before 1800

ENGL 2320 - British Literature After 1800

ENGL 2322 - British Literature

ENGL 2326 - American Literature

ENGL 2331 - World Literature

ENGL 2371 - Masterworks of Asian Literature

ENGL 2376 - African American Literature

PHIL 1370 - Philosophy of Knowledge

PHIL 2306 - Ethics

Creative Arts - 3 Hours From:

ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation

ARTS 1303 - Art History I

COMM 1375 - Film Appreciation

DANC 2304 - Dance Appreciation

MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation

PHIL 1330 - Arts and Ideas

American History - 6 Hours From:

HIST 1301 - US History I 1763-1877

HIST 1302 - US History II Since 1877

HIST 2301 - Texas History

Government/Political Science - 6 Hours:

POLS 2301 - Introduction to American Government I

POLS 2302 - Introduction to American Government II

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 Hours:

BULW 1370 - Business Environment and Public Policy

ECON 1301 - Principles and Policies

ECON 2301 - Principles of Economics I Macro

ECON 2302 - Principles of Economics II Micro

INEN 2373 - Engineering Economics

PSYC 2301 - General Psychology

SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology

Component Area Option - 6 Hours:

ENGL 1302 - Composition II

MATH 2414- Calculus and Analytical Geometry II

 

Required Courses for Major

Physics Requirements - 26 Hours:

PHYS 3350 - Modern Physics

PHYS 3380 - Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 3430 - Analytical Mechanics

PHYS 3390 - Statistical Physics

PHYS 4310 - Experiments in Physics

PHYS 4320 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

PHYS 4370 - Solid State Physics

PHYS 4480 - Optics

Additional Degree Requirements - 18 Hours:

MATH 3435 - Calculus III

MATH 3301 - Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 3328 - Linear Algebra I

CHEM 1311 - General Chemistry I

CHEM 1312 - General Chemistry II

CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 1112 - General Chemistry II Laboratory

(Engineering concentration students may substitute MEEN 2374 for CHEM 1312 and 1112)

Elective Courses

 Concentration Area, select one - 6-10 hours:

  • Math Concentration
    • MATH 4302 - Partial Differential Equations
    • Additional MATH course - consult your advisor
  • Chemistry Concentration
    • CHEM 3401 - Quantitative Analysis
    • CHEM 4311 - Physical Chemistry I
  • Engineering Concentration
    • CVEN 2301 - Statics
    • MEEN 2302 - Dynamics
    • ELEN 2411 - Circuits I

Additional Electives - 20-24 Hours:

Depending on the concentration area selected, from 2 to 9 hours of elective courses at the 3000 level or higher must be taken to attain the minimum of 45 advanced hours required for this degree plan.

The distribution of Physics and General electives depend on the chosen concentration area and/or if a double major is sought.