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BA in Physics

Core Curriculum

Area A    Essential Skills (9 hours)              Hours
ENGL    1101      Composition I                          3
ENGL    1102      Composition  II                        3
MATH    1113      Pre-calculus                            4
             ( extra hour is applied to area F )           

 Area B    Institutional Options (4 hours)     Hours
SPCH    2400      Public Speaking                       2
STS       2400      Science, Technology, and Society     2

Area C    Humanities/Fine Arts (6 hours)    Hours
Take one from each of the following two groups:
1)      Literature of the World
ENGL    2110      World Literature                      3
ENGL    2120      British Literature                     3
ENGL    2130      American Literature                3
ENGL    2141      Western Literature I                3
ENGL    2142      Western Literature II               3

2)      Art and Culture of the World
ARTS    2001      Art Appreciation                      3
ARTS    2002      Drama Appreciation                3
ARTS    2003      Music Appreciation                 3
FREN    1002     Elementary French II               3
GRMN    1002    Elementary German II             3
SPAN    1002      Elementary Spanish II             3
        
Area D    Science, Mathematics, and Technology (11 hours)      Hours
MATH    2253          Calculus I                                         4
                ( extra hour is applied to area F )      
Take any two courses from the following for a total of 8 hours:
ASTR    1000K      Introduction to the Universe               4
BIOL      2107K      Biology Principles I                            4
BIOL      2108K      Biology Principles II                           4
CHEM   1211K      General Chemistry I                           4
CHEM   1212K      General Chemistry II                          4

Area E    Social Sciences (12 hours)           Hours
Take one from each of the following four groups:
American Context:
HIST    2111         U.S History I                            3
HIST    2112         U.S History II                           3
POLS    1101         American Government           3
World History:
HIST    2201         World Civilization: Ancient       3
HIST    2202         World Civilization: Medieval     3
HIST    2203         World Civilization: Modern       3
Behavioral Sciences:
ANTH    1101         Cultural Anthropology             3
ECON    1101         Introduction to Economics      3
PSYC    1100         Contemporary Issues in Psychology    3
PSYC    1101         Introduction to General Psychology      3
Cultures and Societies:
ES          1100         Ethnic Studies                                   3
GEOG    1101         Introduction to Human Geography    3
POLS    1201         Introduction to International Issues    3
RELG    1200         World Religion                                    3
        
Area F    (18 Hours*)                                 Hours
PHYS    2211K      Principles of Physics I        4
PHYS    2212 K     Principles of  Physics II      4
PHYS    2213 K     Principles of  Physics III     2
MATH    2254        Calculus II                           4
MATH     2255       Calculus III                          4
* 1 hour from MATH 1113 [A] and 1 hour from MATH 2253 [D] are counted here

Major (27 Hours)                                           Hours
PHYS    3210         Intermediate Mechanics    4
PHYS    3220         Electromagnetism I           3
PHYS    3410K       Electronics Laboratory      2
PHYS    3500K       Introduction to Computational Physics    2
PHYS    3710          Modern  Physics               4
PHYS    3720L        Modern Physics Laboratory     1
PHYS    4210          Quantum Physics             4
PHYS    4230          Thermal Physics               4
PHYS    4410K       Advanced Measurements Laboratory     2
PHYS    4430         Capstone Physics Project     1


Other Requirement(6 hours)                                               Hours
TCOM    2010           Technical Writing                        3
MATH    2306           Ordinary Differential Equations   3

Upper Division Physics Electives                                       4 Hours

Foreign Language and International Studies Minor       17 Hours

Free Electives                                                                     6 Hours

Bachelor of Art Degree Program                                   120 Hours