2016-17 Degree Plan

Physics and Astrophysics, BA

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Physics & Astronomy
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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 14 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
Social Behavioral Science 3 C
MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 28 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
Second Language 3 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 42 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220 3 C
PHYC 262: General Physics 3 C
PHYC 262L: General Physics 1 C
Math 264: Calculus III 4 C
Humanities 3 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 58 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 290: Computational Physics 3 C
PHYC 330: Introduction to Modern Physics 3 C
MATH 311: Vector Analysis 3 C
MATH 316: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 C
ASTR 271: General Astronomy 3 C
ASTR 271L: General Astronomy Laboratory I 1 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 73 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 303: Analytical Mechanics I 3 C
Phys/Astro elective 3 C
Fine Arts 3 C
Upper Division Math/Stat 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 88 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Humanities 3 C
PHYC 405: Electricity and Magnetism I 3 C
Phys/astro elective 3 C
Upper Division Math/Stat 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 103 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Phys/astro elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division elective 3 C
Core Requirement 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
2nd Major or Upper Division elective 3 C
Elective any level 3 D-
Elective any level 3 D-
Elective any level 3 D-
Elective any level 3 D-
Elective any level 2 D-
  • if recitation not taken
  • if recitation not taken
Term Hours: 17
Degree Plan Notes
  • Minimum graduation GPA = 2.00. Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA for admisssion to and graduation from the College of Art & Science.

  • 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