Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Physics, B.A.

Four-Year Academic Map 2019-2020

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This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2019-2020 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan. Please tap the button following each course to view course description and prerequisites or see the UH Hilo Catalog for more course information.

This academic plan is for students who place into MATH 241 or higher.

Year 1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
MATH 241 (FQ: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
NS Elective (Rec: ASTR 180 ) 3
Elective (Rec: PHYS 151L ) 1
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
NS Elective (Rec: CHEM 161 or PHYS 151 ) 3
Elective (Rec: CHEM 161L or PHYS 151L ) 1
Credits 15

Year 1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 170 (DP: Physical Science) 4
MATH 242 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
CS 150 3
DB: Biological Science (Rec: ASTR 150 ) 3
Credits 14

Year 2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 272 4
PHYS 170L See note 2 (DY: Science Laboratory) 1
MATH 243 3
MATH 300 3
NS Elective (Rec: GEOL 111 , MARE 201 , ASTR 250 ) 3
Credits 14

Year 2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 274 3
PHYS 272L See note 2 WI 1
MATH 244 3
PHYS 260 See note 1 3
PHYS 260L See note 1 1
Elective (Rec: ENG 225 WI) 3
Credits 14

Year 3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 341 3
PHYS 331 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
GE HPP 3
Credits 15

Year 3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 371 3
PHYS 330 3
MATH 311 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
Elective 1
Upper Elective (Rec: PHYS 496 /ASTR 496 ) 3
Credits 16

Year 4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 430 3
PHYS 495A 1
PHYS Upper Elective 3
DS: Social Science I 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
WI Upper Elective 3
Credits 16

Year 4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 495B 1
PHYS Upper Elective 3
GE GCC 3
DS: Social Science II 3
GL: Language Arts 3
Upper Elective 3
Credits 16

Notes

  1. PHYS 260-260L 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.
  2. PHYS 170L is currently offered in Fall semesters and PHYS 272L is offered in the Spring semesters.
  3. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  4. At least 36 credits must be earned in courses at the 300- or 400- level.
  5. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisors regarding Natural Science elective courses appropriate to their career aspirations.