Bachelor of Arts, Physics

Bachelor of Arts, Physics

Objective: To prepare students to enter fields such as medicine or law and for students planning to enter a profession closely related to physics such as health physics, biophysics, chemical physics, or business technology.

Administrator: Chair, Department of Physics and Engineering

Requirements: 55 credits including 21 in physics of which 13 shall be numbered above 2999.

PHYS2110. Physics for Science and Engineering I (3); and,

PHYS2110L. Physics for Science and Engineering I Laboratory (1)

PHYS2120. Physics for Science and Engineering II (3); and,

PHYS2120L. Physics for Science and Engineering II Laboratory (1)

PHYS3130. Modern Physics (3); and,

PHYS3130L. Modern Physics Laboratory (1)

Nine elective upper division credits in physics (9)

CHEM2210. General Chemistry I (3); and,

CHEM2210L. General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

CHEM2220. General Chemistry II (3); and,

CHEM2220L. General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

MATH2510. Calculus I (4)

MATH2520. Calculus II (4)

MATH3530. Vector Calculus (3)

MATH3540. Differential Equations (3)

In addition, the student must take the Major Fields Examination in their last semester.

Twelve (12) credits in another discipline of which nine (9) shall be numbered above 2999.

Note: Normally these courses will fulfill the requirements of a pre-professional school or will complement physics in areas such as chemical physics, biophysics, health physics, or business. For students desiring to fulfill this requirement in mathematics, the 12 credits must be in addition to those listed within the major.