Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012

BS Degree in Physics (Traditional Curriculum)

ENGL 1101

Composition I

3

ENGL 1102

Composition II

3

TCOM 2010

Technical Writing

3

COMM 2400

Public Speaking

2

STS 2400

Science, Technology, and Society

2

Area C Group 1

Take One Course from the Literature Group

3

Area C Group 2

Take One Course from the Art and Culture Group

3

Area D

Any Two Lab Sciences

8

Area E Group 1

American Context

3

Area E Group 2

World History

3

Area E Group 3

Behavioral Science

3

Area E Group 4

Cultures and Societies

3

MATH 1113

Pre-calculus (extra hour is applied to area F)

4

MATH 2253

Calculus I (extra hour is applied to area F)

4

MATH 2254

Calculus II

4

MATH 2255

Calculus III

4

MATH 2306

Ordinary Differential Equations

3

PHYS 2211K

Principles of Physics I

4

PHYS 2212K

Principles of Physics II

4

 

PHYS 2213

Introduction to Thermal and Modern Physics

2

PHYS 3210

Intermediate Mechanics

4

PHYS 3220

Electromagnetism I

3

PHYS 3410K

Electronics Laboratory

2

PHYS 3500K

Introduction to Computational Physics

3

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

PHYS 4250

Quantum Theory of Two-State Systems

2

PHYS 4430

Capstone Physics Project

1

 

 

 

 

Directed Electives approved by the program

9 - 15

Upper Division Physics Electives/Concentrations

4 - 10

Degree Program Total

120

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