Department of Physical Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Physics

The physics curriculum is designed to serve the needs of students in the fields of engineering, medicine, and other sciences. The junior and senior courses are tailored for students who desire a concentration in physics for a bachelor of science degree in physical science and/or wish to pursue graduate study in areas such as physics, meteorology, and astronomy.

To qualify for a bachelor of science degree in physical science, the student must take eight hours in chemistry, three hours in computer and information science, 25 hours in mathematics, and a minimum of 30 hours in physics. Twenty-two semester hours in these courses must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. A minimum of 38 hours must be taken in the Department of Physical Sciences


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements". A specific general education core course does not have to be taken in the semester listed, any other part of the general education core at any time is acceptable as well.
2Excluding MATH 3003 Foundations of Number Systems, MATH 3033 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics, and MATH 4113 History of Mathematics.
3Seven hours of electives must be from physical sciences, biology, engineering, computer science.
4Must complete both the PHYS 4113 Advanced Physics Laboratory and 3 hours PHYS electives (PHYS course offered in alternating years).