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PROGRAM: B.A. in PHYSICS
FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours

Physics 1121

 

4

General Physics with Calculus

English 1010/1020

3

3

Comp & Rhetoric/Comp & Lit.

Computer Science elective

3

 

(Intro to C recommended)

Mathematics 1030/1070

4

4

Precalculus/Intro. Calculus

Social Science

3

3

Core Requirement

Speech Communication 1010

3

 

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Physical Education

 

1

Activity Course or Test

 

16

15

 


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Physics 2111/2121

4

4

General Physics with Calculus

African American Studies

 

3

Core Requirement

Fine Arts

 

3

Core Requirement

History 1030-1040

3

3

World Civilizations

Mathematics 2070-2080

4

4

Calculus II/ Calculus III

Mathematics 2030

3

 

Linear Algebra

Other Electives

3

 

 

 

17

17

 


JUNIOR YEAR

Physics 3030/Physics Elective

3

3

Optics/Physics Elective

Physics 3510S/3520S

1

1

Seminar

Chemistry 1010/1010L -

 

 

 

Chemistry 1020/1020L

4

4

General Chemistry

English 2010

 

3

World Literature I

Philosophy

 

3

Core Requirement

Theology

3

 

Core Requirement

Free Electives

6

2

 

 

17

16

 


SENIOR YEAR

Physics 3210

 

3

Mechanics-Statics

Physics 3310L

 

1

Advanced Physics Lab

Physics 4999

 

0

Senior Comprehensives

Foreign Language

3

3

Core Requirement

Philosophy

3

 

Core Requirement

Theology

 

3

Core Requirement

Other Electives

12

6

 

 

18

16

 


SUMMARY
Semester Hours Semester Hours

African American Studies

3

 

 

Chemistry

8

Physics

24

Computer Science

3

Physical Education

1

English

9

Social Sciences

6

Fine Arts

3

Speech Communication

3

Foreign Language

6

Theology

6

History

6

Free Electives

8

Mathematics

19

Other Electives*

21

Philosophy

6

Total Semester Hours

132

*The B.A. Program in physics contains twenty-one semester hours of other electives. With the assistance of his or her advisor, the student may appropriately choose those elective courses that will strengthen preparation for careers in such areas as business, law, medicine, etc.


PROGRAM: B.S. in PHYSICS
FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours

Physics 1121

 

4

General Physics with Calculus

Computer Science elective

3

 

(Intro to C recommended)

English 1010/1020

3

3

Comp & Rhetoric/Comp & Lit.

History 1030

 

3

World Civilizations

Mathematics 1030/1070

4

4

Precalculus/Intro. Calculus

Social Science

3

3

Core Requirement

Speech Communication 1010

3

 

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Physical Education

1

 

Activity Course or Test

 

17

17

 


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Physics 2111/2121

4

4

General Physics with Calculus

Physics 2630

 

3

Analytical Methods for Physics and Engineering

Chemistry 1010/1010L -

 

 

 

Chemistry 1020/1020L

4

4

General Chemistry

History 1040

3

 

World Civilizations

Mathematics 2070/2080

4

4

Calculus II/ Calculus III

Mathematics 2030

3

 

Linear Algebra

Mathematics 2530

 

3

Differential Equations

 

18

18

 


JUNIOR YEAR

Physics 3030/3040

3

3

Optics/Thermodynamics

Physics 3210/3020

3

3

Mech. Statics/Mech. Dynamics

Physics 3310L/3320L

1

1

Advanced Physics Lab

Physics 3010/3011

3

3

Electricity & Magnetism

Physics 3510S

1

 

Seminar

Physics 4530

3

 

Special Topics

African American Studies

 

3

Core Requirement

English 2010

3

 

World Literature I

Fine Arts

 

3

Core Requirement

 

17

16

 


SENIOR YEAR

Physics 3050/4050

3

3

Modern Physics/Quantum Phys.

Physics 4200/4210

1

2

Physics Projects

Physics 4530

3

 

Special Topics

Physics 4999

 

0

Senior Comprehensives

Foreign Language

3

3

Core Requirement

Philosophy

3

3

Core Requirement

Theology

3

3

Core Requirement

Free Electives

2

3

 

 

18

17

 


SUMMARY
Semester Hours Semester Hours

African American Studies

3

Philosophy

6

Chemistry

8

Physics

51

Computer Science

3

Physical Education

1

English

9

Social Sciences

6

Fine Arts

3

Speech Communication

3

Foreign Language

6

Theology

6

History

6

Free Electives

5

Mathematics

22

Total Semester Hours

138

 
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