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Physics major leading to BS degree


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A major in physics leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of at least 50 credits including the following.

  1. PHYS 111, 112, 207 (ENGN 207), 210, 225 (ENGN 225), 230, 265, 275,340, 345; and MATH 101, 102 and 221
  2. One course in advanced physics from PHYS 285 or 289
  3. Two additional PHYS courses at the 200- or 300-level
  4. One course chosen from PHYS 473, 493 or three credits of research from PHYS 421, PHYS 422 or PHYS 423 followed by a 15-page research paper to be completed before graduation or from PHYS 451, PHYS 452 or PHYS 453 followed by a 15-page research paper to be completed before graduation. **
  5. Three additional credits chosen from the following:
    BIOL 185, 187, 280, 282, 283, 385;
    CHEM 110, CHEM numbered 200 and above;
    CSCI 121, 211, 250;
    ENGN numbered 200 and above;
    EEG 211, 275, 311;
    MATH 222, MATH numbered 300 and above;
    PHYS 151, 190, PHYS numbered 200 and above

Additional courses possibly required as prerequisites for completion of the above include MATH 101, 102, and 221.

**The 15-page research paper requirement associated with PHYS 42x and 45x courses will be programmed as a non-course requirement referred to as the “Physics Research Paper”.

2. One course in advanced physics: PHYS 285 (Optics) or PHYS 295 (Advanced Physics Lab)


3. Two additional PHYS courses at the 200- or 300-level.


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