Aug 12, 2020  
2007-2009 Catalog 
    
2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics BA


The Bachelor of Arts in Physics is designed to meet the needs of students who are preparing for professional work in physics or allied areas. It is also for students planning to continue their studies in physics or related fields at the graduate level. Students in this program are encouraged to select those courses which offer the best preparation for work or further study in such fields of special interest as engineering, experimental physics, theoretical physics, astronomy, energy development, applied mathematics, chemical physics, biophysics, medicine, law or finance.

Prerequisites. (32 credits).

  1. The student having a strong preparation in high school physics and mathematics and planning to concentrate in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, or physics normally begins  the study of college physics with PHY 243  in the second semester. A student lacking this preparation should begin with PHY 143 , after consultation with the advisor. The student should begin the sequence MTH 121  - MTH 122   as a freshman in order to meet the corequisite for PHY 245   without delay.
  2. PHY 243 , PHY 245  (10 credits).
  3. CHM 160 , CHM 161 , CHM 162  (7 credits).
  4. MTH 121 , MTH 122 , MTH 220 , MTH 222  (15 credits).

Requirements. (28 credits).

  1. At least 22 credits in physics beyond PHY 245 , including PHY 333 , PHY 343 , PHY 344  , PHY 367 , PHY 374 , PHY 433 . (22 credits).
  2. MTH 305 . (3 credits).
  3. At least three additional credits from: MTH 357 , MTH 370 ; EGR 280 , EGR 330 , EGR 335 ; CSC 175 , CIS 175 , CIS 275 . (3 credits).
  4. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)  Bachelor of Arts degree, including general education requirements and a foreign language.

Students planning to pursue graduate study in physics are urgedto elect PHY 470 , MTH 357 .