Physics B.S. with Professional 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.   Students should consult their advisers.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)14  
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)14  
University/State Core U.S. History requirement 3  
General Elective1  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)2  4
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)1  4
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
General Elective  1
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
PHYS 2094 University Physics III14  
MATH 2574 Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603)14  
Select one of the following four-hour lecture/lab combinations4  
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
   
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
   
CSCE 2004 Programming Foundations I
CSCE 2014 Programming Foundations II
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
or BIOL 1584 Biology for Majors
   
GEOS 1113 General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture)
& GEOS 1111L General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab)
   
GEOS 1133 Earth Science (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lecture)
& GEOS 1131L Earth Science Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lab)
   
University/State Core Social Science requirement 3  
General Elective1  
PHYS 3613 Modern Physics1,2  3
PHYS 3213 Electronics in Experimental Physics (Recommended; else, PHYS/ASTR Group A)1,2  3
MATH 2584 Elementary Differential Equations1,2  4
Select one of the following four-hour lecture/lab combinations  4
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
   
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
   
CSCE 2004 Programming Foundations I
CSCE 2014 Programming Foundations II
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
   
GEOS 1113 General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture)
& GEOS 1111L General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab)
   
GEOS 1133 Earth Science (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lecture)
& GEOS 1131L Earth Science Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lab)
   
Year Total: 16 14
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHYS 3113 Analytical Mechanics1,23  
Advanced Level Elective13  
MATH 3083 Linear Algebra3  
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities requirement 3  
University/State Core Social Science requirement3  
PHYS 3453 Electromagnetic Theory I1.2  3
PHYS 4333 Thermal Physics1,2  3
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts requirement   3
General Electives   7
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
PHYS 4073 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics23  
PHYS/ASTR Group A23  
PHYS 462VL Modern Physics Laboratory (Highly recommended, else PHYS/ASTR Group A )1  
General Elective (as needed for a minimum of 14 hours)9  
PHYS/ASTR Group A 1,2  3
PHYS/ASTR Group A (as needed) or General Electives  3
PHYS 4991 Physics Senior Seminar1,2  1
General Electives (as needed to total 120 hours)  6
Year Total: 16 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120