Physics B.S. with Computational Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as Fulbright College requirements.

Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area. Well prepared students may skip BIOL 1543/BIOL 1541L, and go immediately into the biology core courses. Students should consult their advisers.

First YearUnits
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)14  
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities requirement 3  
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (Sp, Su, Fa)14  
General Electives (as desired)2-3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)1  4
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505) (Sp, Su, Fa)1  4
University/State Core US History requirement or General Elective   3
Year Total: 16 14
Second YearUnits
PHYS 2094 University Physics III (Fa)14  
MATH 2574 Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603) (Sp, Su, Fa)14  
General Elective or University/State Core US History requirement (as needed)3  
CSCE 2004 Programming Foundations I (Sp, Fa)4  
PHYS 3613 Modern Physics (Sp, Su, Fa)1,2  3
MATH 2584 Elementary Differential Equations (Sp, Su, Fa)1,2  4
CSCE 2014 Programming Foundations II (Sp, Fa)  4
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 15 14
Third YearUnits
PHYS 3113 Analytical Mechanics (Fa)23  
MATH 4423 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (Sp, Su, Fa)23  
Advanced Level Elective3  
University/State Core Social Science requirement3  
General Electives3  
PHYS 3414 Electromagnetic Theory (Sp)1,2  4
Select one of the following:  3
CSCE course
Advanced Level Electives
PHYS/ASTR Group A or Advanced Level Electives1,2,3  3
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
General Elective  3
Year Total: 15 16
Fourth YearUnits
Select one of the following:3  
CSCE 4133 Algorithms (Fa) (recommended)
PHYS/ASTR Group A or Advanced Level Electives3
PHYS/ASTR Group A or Advanced Level Electives1,2,4  
PHYS 4073 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Fa)1,2,33  
University/state core humanities or fine arts requirement (as needed)3  
General Electives3  
Select one of the following:  4
PHYS/ASTR Group A1,2,3
3000+ Level Fulbright College Elective (if needed)1,2,3
Advanced Level Electives3
PHYS 4991 Physics Senior Seminar (Sp, Su, Fa)1,2,3  1
Advanced Level Electives1  9
Year Total: 16 14
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement. See College Academic Regulations.


Meets 24-hour rule (24 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in Fulbright College), in addition to meeting the 40-hour rule. See College Academic Regulations.


Nine hours of upper division computer science or mathematics courses can count toward the physics major.

Group A

Any PHYS or ASTR classes numbered 3000 or above.