Physics Major, Astronomy Concentration (B.S.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Physics/Astronomy Required Courses
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
PHYS 198Introductory Physics Seminar1
PHYS 210Intermediate Mechanics3
PHYS 220Oscillations, Waves, and Optics3
PHYS 230Intermediate Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 300Junior/Senior Physics Seminar1
PHYS 320Statistical and Thermal Physics3
PHYS 330Advanced Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 340Electricity and Magnetism3
PHYS 360Modern Physics3
PHYS 464Quantum Mechanics3
Physics/Astronomy Concentration Courses
Complete 10-11 credits from the following:10-11
Astronomy for Physicists
Observational Astronomy
General Relativity
Astrophysics
Complete 6-8 credits from the following:6-8
Fundamentals of Electronics
Advanced Mechanics
Computational Physics
Electronics and Digital Circuits
Modern Optics
Fluid Mechanics
Mathematical Physics
Special Topics in Physics
Nuclear Physics
Solid State Physics
Research or Independent Study in Physics
Applied Probability
Applied Mathematics II
Introduction to Applied Mathematics
Data Science and Statistics
Collateral Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CSIT 104Python Programming I3
MATH 122Calculus I4
or AMAT 120 Applied Calculus A
MATH 221Calculus II4
or AMAT 220 Applied Calculus B
MATH 222Calculus III4
AMAT 350Applied Mathematics I3
or MATH 325 Ordinary Differential Equation
or PHYS 377 Mathematical Physics
Total Credits78-81