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Physics Curriculum

Suggested Curriculum for the Physics Major


Freshman Year

1st Semester Cr. 2nd Semester Cr.
ENGL 0101 Eng. Comp1 3 ENGL 0102 Eng Comp II1 3
HIST 0103 World Civ2 3 HIST 0104 World Civ.2 3
PHED Physical Education 1 PHED 0102 Physical Education 1
OREN 0100 Orientation 1 OREN 0101 Orientation 1
CHEM 0231 Gen Chem. I  4 CHEM 232 Gen. Chem II 4
CSCI  229 C++3 3 MUSC1 2
MATH 207 Calculus I3 4
Total 15   Total 18

Sophomore Year

1st Semester Cr. 2nd Semester Cr.
Hum/Fine Art Elective1 3 ENGL Elective1 3
Tech. Elec 3 Tech. Elec 3
MATH 0208 Calculus II 4 MATH 0209 Calculus III 4
PHYS 0310 Gen. Physics I3 3 PHYS 0311 Gen. Physics II3 3
PHYS 0313 Gen. Physics Lab I 1 PHYS 0314 Gen. Physics Lab II 1
Soc/Behav. Sc. Elective2 3 Soc./Behav.Sc..Elective2 3
Total 17 Total 17

Junior Year

1st Semester Cr. 2nd Semester Cr.
Tech Elective 3 Tech. Elective 3
Tech Elective 3 PHYS 0330 Electronics (EE 380/380L) 4
PHYS 320 Mechanics 3 PHYS 0410 Wave Phenomena 3
PHYS 402 Modern Physics I 3 PHYS 0411 E&M Theory 3
MATH 0307 Differential Equations 3 PHYS 0502 Modern Physics Lab 1
Total 15 Total 14

Senior Year

1st Semester Cr. 2nd Semester Cr.
Tech. Elective 3 Tech Elective 3
Tech. Elective 3 Tech Elective
PHYS 0510 Thermodynamics 3 PHYS 0511 Modern Physics II
PHYS 0550 Solid State 3 PHYS 0520 Lasers : Applications 3
PHYS  0551 Seminar-I (Research) 1 PHYS 0552 Seminar - II (Research) 1
Total 13 Total 13

Minimum grade of C required                                               +six hours in the same discipline.

Technical Electives - Selected from the area of Engineering, Natural Science, Physical Science, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

1: Humanities/Fine Arts                2: Social/Behavioral Sciences                    3: Natural Sciences/Mathematics



Based on SAT/ACT results, a student may be required to take Reading 101 and/or Reading 102. Each Reading course yields one hour credit and must be taken during the first year of enrollment. Additionally, a student may be required to take English 100, a 3 credit hour course. A minimum grade of "C" is required in English 100 and each Reading course.