2016-17 Degree Plan

Physics, BS

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Physics & Astronomy
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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 160: General Physics 3 C
PHYC 160L: General Physics Laboratory 1 C
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 161: General Physics 3 C
PHYC 161L: General Physics Laboratory 1 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II lab 1 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 47 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220 3 C
Core Course 3 C
PHYC 262: General Physics 3 C
PHYC 262L: General Physics Lab 1 C
MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 62 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 330: Introduction to Modern Physics 3 C
MATH 316: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 C
PHYC 290: Computational Physics 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 78 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 303: Analytical Mechanics I 3 C
PHYC 301: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 3 C
Core Course 3 C
PHYC 306L [308L]: Junior Laboratory 3 C
PHYC 366: Mathematical Methods of Physics 4 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 93 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 304: Analytical Mechanics II 3 C
PHYC 307L: Junior Laboratory 3 C
MATH 314: Linear Algebra with Applications 3 C
PHYC 405: Electricity and Magnetism I 3 C
Upper Division MATH or STAT 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 105 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 406: Electricity and Magnetism II 3 C
PHYC 491: Intermediate Quantum Mechanics I 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Upper Division MATH or STAT 3 C
Term Hours: 12
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PhHYC 493L: Contemporary Physics Laboratory 3 C
PHYC 492: Intermediate Quantum Mechanics II 3 C
Physics Elective 3 C
Elective Any Level 3 D-
Elective Any Level 3 D-
Term Hours: 15
Degree Plan Notes
  • Minimunm graduation GPA = 2.00. Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual cousework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA for admission and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • This degree plan includes either a statistics minor or a mathematics minor depending on the courses chosen as upper division.

  • CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220s
    CJ 130: Public Speaking
    ENGL 219: Tech & Professional Writing
    ENGL 220: Expository Writing
    PHIL 156: Reasoning & Critical Thinking

    Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 17 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1101: College Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1710: Calculus I (CNM) 4 C
    CHEM 1710: General Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1792: General Chemistry I Lab (CNM) 1 C
    IT 1010: Introduction to Computers (CNM) 3 C
    Social/Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    • An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determines placement into first-year composition courses
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 33 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc PHYS 1710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1792: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    ENG 1102: Analytic and Argumentative Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1715: Calculus II (CNM) 4 C
    CHEM 1810: General Chemistry II (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1892: General Chemistry II Lab (CNM) 1 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 47 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc PHYS 1810: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (CNM) 4 C
    PHYS 1892: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    COMM 1130: Public Speaking (CNM) 3 C
    Fine Arts (CNM) 3 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 14
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 65 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    MATH 2710: Calculus III (CNM) 4 C
    PHYC 2710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers III (CNM) 4 C
    CSCI 1151: Introduction to Programming for Non-Computer Science Majors or CSCI 1152: Introduction to Programming for Computer Science Majors or CSCI 1153: Programming in Matlab (CNM) 4 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Social/Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 18
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 78 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PHYC 330: Introduction to Modern Physics 3 C
    PHYC 331: Problems in Introduction to Modern Physics 1 CR
    MATH 316: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 C
    PHYC 290: Computational Physics 3 C
    Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 13
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 93 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PHYC 303: Analytical Mechanics I 3 C
    PHYC 313: Problems in Analytical Mechanics I 1 CR
    PHYC 301: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 3 C
    PHYC 311: Problems in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 1 CR
    PHYC 307L: Junior Laboratory 3 C
    PHYC 366: Mathematical Methods of Physics 4 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 107 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PHYC 304: Analytical Mechanics II 3 C
    PHYC 314: Aproblems in Analytical Mechanics II 1 CR
    PHYC 308L: Junior Laboratory 3 C
    MATH 314: Linear Algebra with Applications 3 C
    PHYC 405: Electricity and Magnetism I 3 C
    PHYC 415: Problems in Electricity and Magnetism I 1 CR
    Term Hours: 14
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 115 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PHYC 406: Electricity and Magnetism II 3 C
    PHYC 416: Problems in Electricity and Magnetism II 1 CR
    PHYC 491: Intermediate Quantum Mechanics I 3 C
    PhHYC 496: Problems in Intermediate Quantum Mechanics I 1 CR
    Term Hours: 8
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 125 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PhHYC 493L: Contemporary Physics Laboratory 3 C
    PHYC 492: Intermediate Quantum Mechanics II 3 C
    PHYC 497: Problems in Intermediate Quantum Mechanics II 1 CR
    Physics Elective 3 C
    Term Hours: 10
    Degree Plan Notes
  • Minimunm graduation GPA = 2.00. Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual cousework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA for admission and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences.


  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 12 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1101: College Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1315: College Algebra (CNM) 3 C
    IT 1010: Introduction to Computers (CNM) 3 C
    Social/Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    • An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determines placement into first-year composition courses
    Term Hours: 12
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 1710: General Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1792: General Chemistry I Lab (CNM) 1 C
    ENG 1102: Analytic and Argumentative Writing (CNM) 3 C
    CSCI 1151: Introduction to Programming for Non-Computer Science Majors or CSCI 1152: Introduction to Programming for Computer Science Majors or CSCI 1153: Programming in Matlab (CNM) 4 C
    Cc MATH 1410: Trigonometry (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1415: Advanced Algebra (CNM) 4 C
    Term Hours: 18
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 46 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc PHYS 1710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1792: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    CHEM 1810: General Chemistry II (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1892: General Chemistry II Lab (CNM) 1 C
    Cc MATH 1710: Calculus I (CNM) 4 C
    COMM 1130: Public Speaking (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 61 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc PHYS 1810: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (CNM) 4 C
    PHYS 1892: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    Cc MATH 1715: Calculus II (CNM) 4 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Social/Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 75 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    MATH 2710: Calculus III (CNM) 4 C
    PHYC 2710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers III (CNM) 4 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Fine Arts (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 14
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 88 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PHYC 330: Introduction to Modern Physics 3 C
    PHYC 331: Problems in Introduction to Modern Physics 1 CR
    MATH 316: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 C
    PHYC 290: Computational Physics 3 C
    Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 13
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 103 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PHYC 303: Analytical Mechanics I 3 C
    PHYC 313: Problems in Analytical Mechanics I 1 CR
    PHYC 301: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 3 C
    PHYC 311: Problems in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 1 CR
    PHYC 307L: Junior Laboratory 3 C
    PHYC 366: Mathematical Methods of Physics 4 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 117 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PHYC 304: Analytical Mechanics II 3 C
    PHYC 314: Aproblems in Analytical Mechanics II 1 CR
    PHYC 308L: Junior Laboratory 3 C
    MATH 314: Linear Algebra with Applications 3 C
    PHYC 405: Electricity and Magnetism I 3 C
    PHYC 415: Problems in Electricity and Magnetism I 1 CR
    Term Hours: 14
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 125 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PHYC 406: Electricity and Magnetism II 3 C
    PHYC 416: Problems in Electricity and Magnetism II 1 CR
    PHYC 491: Intermediate Quantum Mechanics I 3 C
    PhHYC 496: Problems in Intermediate Quantum Mechanics I 1 CR
    Term Hours: 8
    Term 10 Hours Towards Degree: 135 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    PhHYC 493L: Contemporary Physics Laboratory 3 C
    PHYC 492: Intermediate Quantum Mechanics II 3 C
    PHYC 497: Problems in Intermediate Quantum Mechanics II 1 CR
    Physics Elective 3 C
    Term Hours: 10
    Degree Plan Notes
  • Minimunm graduation GPA = 2.00. Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual cousework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA for admission and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences.