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BA Physics

Four-Year Academic Map 2018-2019

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This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2018-2019 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan.

Placement into MATH 241

Y1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
MATH 241 (FQ: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
PHYS 170 4
PHYS 170L 1
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
NS Elective (Rec: ASTR 180 (DP: Physical Science)) 3
NS Elective (Rec: ASTR 110L (DY: Science Laboratory)) 1
Credits 16

Y1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 272 4
PHYS 272L 1
MATH 242 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
CS 150 3
NS Elective (DB: Biological Science) 3
Credits 15

Y2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 274 3
MATH 243 3
MATH 300 3
NS Elective (Rec: GEOL 205 (GE HPP) or MARE 201) 3
NS Elective (Rec: CHEM 161 (DP: Physical Science)) 3
NS Elective (Rec: CHEM 161L (DY: Science Laboratory)) 1
Credits 16

Y2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 260^ 3
PHYS 260L^ 1
MATH 244 3
PHYS 341 3
Elective (Rec: ENG 225 WI) 3
GE GCC 3
Credits 16

Y3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 331 3
NS Elective 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
Upper Elective 3
Credits 15

Y3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 330 3
PHYS 371 3
MATH 311 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
Credits 15

Y4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 430 3
PHYS 495A 1
PHYS Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective (WI) 3
DS: Social Science I 3
GL: Language Arts 3
Credits 16

Y4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS Upper Elective 3
PHYS 495B 1
Upper Elective (Rec: NSCI 476) 3
Upper Elective 1
DS: Social Science II 3
Credits 11

Notes:

  1. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  2. At least 36 credits must be earned in courses at the 300- or 400- level.
  3. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisors regarding Natural Science elective courses appropriate to their career aspirations.

^PHYS 260 and 260L may be offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Students should plan on taking this course and lab during Year 2 in either semester.