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Physics BS

Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
FC Foundations of Oral Communication
(COMM 101 recommended)
FM MATH 170 Calculus I4
FN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I & Lab4
FN PHYS 211, 211L Physics I with Calculus & Lab5
FA Foundations of Arts course3
FH STEM-ED 220 Philosophical Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (Secondary Education Emphasis) or
FH Foundations of Humanities course
FS ED-CIFS 201 Education, Schooling, and Society (Secondary Education Emphasis) or
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3
Choose one (1) courses from the following:
CS 111 Introduction to Programming
CS 117 C++ for Engineers
CS 121 Computer Science I
CS 133 Foundations of Data Science
MSE 150 Computational Tools for Materials Science
MATH 175 Calculus II4
MATH 275 Multivariable and Vector Calculus4
MATH 333 Differential Equations with Matrix Theory4
PHYS 212, 212L Physics II with Calculus & Lab5
PHYS 301 Analog and Digital Electronics4
PHYS 309, 309L Introductory Quantum Physics with Applications & Lab4
PHYS 311 Introductory Relativistic Physics with Applications3
PHYS 325 Scientific Computing4
PHYS 330, 330L Optics and Lab or
PHYS 382 Electrodynamics
PHYS 341 Classical Mechanics4
PHYS 381 Electromagnetic Theory4
PHYS 432 Thermal Physics4
FF PHYS 499 Physics Seminar1
In addition, complete either the following coursework to graduate with a BS in Physics (without an emphasis) or complete the courses listed under one of the emphases below to graduate with a BS in Physics with an emphasis.
Non-emphasis must choose PHYS 382 Electrodynamics from above
MATH 301 Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PHYS 412 Intermediate Quantum Mechanics4
Choose one (1) courses from the following:
PHYS 307 Introduction to Biophysics
PHYS 330, 330L Optics and Lab
PHYS 405 Astrophysics
PHYS 415 Solid State Physics
PHYS 423 Physical Methods of Materials Characterization
Electives to total 120 credits15-18
Applied Physics Emphasis
MSE 245, 245L Intro to Materials Science & Engineering & Lab4
MSE 246 Materials for Society3
MSE 308 Thermodynamics of Materials or
MSE 410 Electrical Properties of Materials
PHYS 415 Solid State Physics3
PHYS 423 Physical Methods of Materials Characterization3
Electives to total 120 credits10-12
Astrophysics Emphasis
MATH 361 Probability and Statistics I3
GEOS 422 Data Analysis and Geostatistics or
MATH 471 Data Analysis or
MATH 472 Computational Statistics
PHYS 205 Stellar Astronomy4
PHYS 305 Data Science for Astrophysics3
PHYS 405 Astrophysics3
PHYS 406 Cosmology3
Electives to total 120 credits12-14
Biophysics Emphasis
BIOL 191 Biology I: Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology4
CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry II & Lab4
PHYS 307 Introduction to Biophysics3
PHYS 404 Molecular and Cellular Biophysics4
Electives to total 120 credits11-12
Secondary Education Emphasis
STEM-ED 101 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
STEM-ED 102 Step 2: Inquiry-based Lesson Design1
STEM-ED 210 Knowing & Learning in Math & Science3
STEM-ED 310 Classroom Interactions3
STEM-ED 350 Research Methods3
STEM-ED 410 Project-based Instruction3
STEM-ED 480 Apprentice Teaching6
PHYS 104 Life in the Universe or
PHYS 105 Stars and Cosmology
Electives to total 120 credits2-4
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