Bachelor of Science in Physics
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Bachelor of Science in Physics

 (Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PHY 112, Calculus-Based Physics I4
CH 110, College Chemistry4
M 144, Calculus I 4
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
DIA 100, Dialogue1
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PHY 113, Calculus-Based Physics II4
CH 111, College Chemistry4
M 145, Calculus II4
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
Total Credits = 15

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PHY 210, Thermal Physics3
M 240, Calculus of Several Variables4
CS 114, Fundamentals of Computing I4
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
Total Credits = 14

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PHY 214, Calculus-Based Physics III4
M 242, Differential Equations3
Humanities elective #13
Elective3
AUCW3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PHY 310, Modern Physics I3
PHY 330, Mechanics3
Humanities elective #23
Social Sciences elective #13
AUCA course3
Total Credits = 15

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PHY 260, Optics4
PHY 405, Electromagnetic Theory3
Citizenship elective3
Technical elective3
AUCS3
Total Credits = 16

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PHY 240, Special Theory of Relativity3
Physics elective3
AUCC course*3
Writing Intensive course3
Diversity elective3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PHY 460, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics3
Physics elective (W)3
Technical elective3
Humanities elective #33
Social Science elective #23
Total Credits = 15

Notes and Explanations:

The BS requires 72 credits and thus qualifies for the following exemptions:
Using AUC to meet diversity requirement
Using AUCA to meet one arts requirement