B.A. in Physics

Contact Person:
Biman Das
214 Timerman,  (315) 267-2281, dasb@potsdam.edu

30 credit hours required. Plus 16 credits of cognates.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:



Credits
Required Courses

16
PHYS 103 University Physics I (4 credits)
PHYS 204 University Physics II (4 credits)  
PHYS 305 University Physics III (4 credits)  
PHYS 306 Modern Physics (4 credits)  

Upper Division Elective Courses

14
Must be chosen from courses numbered 350 or higher.  

Cognate Requirements

16
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (4 credits)  
CHEM 106 General Chemistry 2 (4 credits)  
MATH 151 Calculus I (4 credits)  
MATH 152 Calculus II (4 credits)  


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: computer science, economics, mathematics or any of the other physical or biological sciences. Physics majors who are interested in secondary education should consult the School of Education and Professional Studies in order to lay the proper groundwork for the requisite graduate degree. Consult with your adviser for more information.

Special Notes

  • PHYS 370 Mathematical Physics serves as a preparation for the upper division courses in the major and should be taken as soon as possible after MATH 152.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in all physics courses used to satisfy physics major requirements.