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Sample Schedules

Liberal Arts Physics Major

This schedule is designed for a well-prepared student. It assumes that you will receive a Bachelor of Science degree, a major in physics with a minor in mathematics, and take the recommended courses in English, communications, and computer science. Work with your advisor to develop an appropriate schedule.


BS Physics major / Math minor Course Schedule
Semester I (Fall)
Math 114 (Calculus I) 4 cr.
Phys 231 (Un. Physics I) 5 cr.
English 110 (College Writing) 5 cr.
Wellness, Kinesiology 1 cr.
Semester II (Spring)
Math 215 (Calculus II) 4 cr.
Phys 232 (Un. Physics II) 5 cr.
CS 163 or 170 3 cr.
GE III or IV 3 cr.
Semester III (Fall)
Math 216 (Calculus III) 4 cr.
Phys 332 (Un. Physics III) 3 cr.
Phys 350 (Elec. Circuits) 4 cr.
Comm 202 (Fund. of Speech) 3 cr.
Wellness, Kinesiology 1 cr.
Semester IV (Spring)
Math 312 (Diff. Equations) 3 cr.
Phys 333 (Quantum Physics) 3 cr.
Phys 340 (Optics) 4 cr.
GE III or IV 6 cr.
Semester V (Fall)
Phys 365 (Theor. Mech.) 4 cr.
Math 313 (Fourier Meth.) 3 cr.
Chem 115 (Chem. Prin.) 6 cr.
General Education III or IV 3 cr.
Semester VI (Spring)
Phys 375 (Electromagnetic Fields) 4 cr.
Math 324 (Lin. Alg. & Matrix) 3 cr.
General Education III or IV 9 cr. 
Semester VII (Fall)
Phys 485 (Sr. Sem I) 1 cr.
Physics (e.g., Phys 445 & 430)
or Free Electives 6-7 cr.
Engl 305 (Tech Writing) 3 cr.
General Education II 3-4 cr.
General Education III or IV 3 cr.
Semester VIII (Spring)
Physics (e.g., Phys 360, 465, 475)
and/or Free electives 9 cr.
Math 318 (Complex Var.) 3 cr.
Math 345 (Prob. and Stat.) 4 cr.


 

This second sample illustrates that other minors can be combined with a physics major (in this case, Technical Writing)

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BS Physics major / Tech. Writing minor Schedule
Semester I (Fall)
Math 114 (Calculus I) 4 cr.
Chem 115 (Chem. Prin.) 6 cr.
Engl 110 (College Writing) 5 cr.
Wellness, Kinesiology 1 cr.
Semester II (Spring)
Math 215 (Calculus II) 4 cr.
Phys 231 (Un. Physics I) 5 cr.
CS 163 or 170 3 cr.
General Education III or IV 3 cr.
Semester III (Fall)
Phys 232 (Un. Physics II) 5 cr.
Math 216 (Calculus III) 4 cr.
Engl 305 (Tech. Writing) 3 cr.
General Education III or IV 3 cr.
Semester IV (Spring)
Phys 332 (Un. Physics III) 3 cr.
Math 312 (Dif. Equations) 3 cr.
Engl. 307 (Tech. Editing) 3 cr.
General Education III or IV 6 cr.
Semester V (Fall)
Phys 350 (Elec. Circuits) 4 cr.
Phys 226 (Astron.-Solar) 4 cr.
Engl 306 (Doc. Design) 3 cr.
Tech. Writing Elective 3 cr.
Wellness, kinesiology 1 cr.
Semester VI (Spring)
Phys 333 (Quantum Physics) 3 cr.
Phys 340 (Optics) 4 cr.
Engl 405 (Adv. Tech. Writing) 3 cr.
General Education III or IV 6 cr.
Semester VII (Fall)
Phys 365 (Theor. Mech.) 4 cr.
Phys 485 (Sen. Seminar I) 1 cr.
Engl 455 (Sem. in Tech. Comm.) 3 cr.
Tech. Writing Elective 3 cr.
Biol, Geog, Geol elective 3 cr.
General Education III or IV 3 cr.
Semester VIII (Spring)
Phys 360 (Electronics) 4 cr.
General Education III or IV 3 cr.
Free Electives 9 cr.


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