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B.A. in Physics

Contact Person:
Biman Das
214 Timerman, (315) 267-2281,

31 credit hours required. Plus 23-24 credits of cognates.

All courses are 4 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses (Credits 19)
PHYS 103 University Physics I
PHYS 104 University Physics II
PHYS 205 University Physics III
PHYS 306 Modern Physics
PHYS 370 Mathematical Physics (3 credits) *

*MATH 390 Differential Equation (3 credits) AND MATH 375 Linear Algebra 1(3 credits) can be substituted for the PHYS 370 requirement. Physics majors in 3-2 double degree engineering program must take
MATH 390 as a part of 3-2 program requirements.

Upper Division Electives (Credits 12)
Level 350 or above excluding 370 and 440

Cognate Requirements (Credits 23-24)
CHEM 105 General Chemistry 1
CHEM 106 General Chemistry 2
MATH 151 Calculus I
MATH 152 Calculus II
MATH 253 Multivariate Calculus
CIS 105 Introduction to Computing (3 credits) OR
  CIS 201 Computer Science I **
**Physics majors in 3-2 dual engineering program must take CIS201 as a part of 3-2 program requirements.

Recommended Coursework Outside the Major
In developing one’s own personal interests and professional opportunities, students majoring in physics may consider augmenting their major coursework with selections from the following areas: mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, geology, computer science and economics. Physics majors who are interested in teaching profession should consult the School of Education and Professional Studies in order to lay the proper groundwork for the requisite graduate degree and certification. Consult with your adviser for more information.

Special Note
• Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in all physics courses used to satisfy physics major requirements.