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Physics, B.S.

Physics, B.S.

This is a sample plan of study with a suggested sequencing of classes for the major.  University electives may be applied to earn additional academic majors, minors, or certificates.  Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor to plan their specific semester schedule to include UNIFI/General Education program and/or university elective hours required.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
MATH 1420 Calculus I (satisfies UNIFI: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
PHYSICS 1100 First-Year Projects in Physics 1
PHYSICS 1701 Physics I for Science and Engineering (satisfies UNIFI: Scientific Reasoning) 4
UNIFI: Written Communication 3
UNIFI: Human Expression 3
 Hours15
Spring
MATH 1421 Calculus II 4
PHYSICS 1702 Physics II for Science and Engineering 4
UNIFI: Oral Communication 3
UNIFI: Human Condition (Global) 3
University Elective 3
 Hours17
Sophomore
Fall
MATH 2422 Calculus III 4
PHYSICS 2300 Physics III: Theory and Simulation 3
UNIFI: Human Condition (Domestic) 3
University Elective 6
 Hours16
Spring
PHYSICS 4100/5100 Modern Physics 4
PHYSICS 4110/5110 Modern Physics Laboratory 2
PHYSICS 2700 Mathematical Methods of Physics 3
UNIFI: Responsibility 3
University Elective 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
PHYSICS 3000 Undergraduate Research in Physics 2
PHYSICS 3700 Physics Seminar 1
PHYSICS 4300/5300 Introduction to Electronics (or PHYSICS 4700/5700 Electrodynamics) 4
PHYSICS 4600/5600 Classical Mechanics 4
UNIFI: Connect 3
University Elective 3
 Hours17
Spring
PHYSICS 4900/5900 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 4
UNIFI: Connect 3
University Electives 10
 Hours17
Senior
Fall
PHYSICS 4700/5700 Electrodynamics (or PHYSICS 4300/5300 Introduction to Electronics) 4
UNIFI: Connect 3
University Electives 9
 Hours16
Spring
PHYSICS 4800/5800 Quantum Mechanics (PHYSICS Elective) 4
PHYSICS 4860/5860 Computational Physics 3
UNIFI: Connect 3
University Electives 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours126