Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Physics B.S.

Degree Requirements

 

Core Areas A-E

Satisfactorily complete core Areas A-E, as listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog. 

Total Credit Hours:42

Core Area F

Satisfactorily complete 18 hours from the following courses.  Some of these courses may be taken as part of Area A Math or Area D.  If any of these courses are not taken as part of Areas A, D, or F, they must be taken as electives. Any transfer student who has not completed these courses or their equivalents must take these courses at GC.

MATH 1113Precalculus

3

MATH 1261Calculus I

4

MATH 1262Calculus II

4

PHYS 1012Techniques in Physics II

3

PHYS 2211Principles of Physics I

3

PHYS 2211LPrinciples of Physics Lab I

1

PHYS 2212Principles of Physics II

3

PHYS 2212LPrinciples of Physics Lab II

1

CHEM 1211KPrin of Chemistry I & Lab

4

Total Credit Hours:18

 

Major Requirements

Satisfactorily complete each of the following courses:

MATH 2263Calculus III

4

MATH 2150Linear Algebra

3

MATH 4340Differential Equations

3

PHYS 2920Sophomore Seminar

0

PHYS 3005Mechanics

3

PHYS 3010Modern Physics

3

PHYS 3140Thermodynamics

3

PHYS 3321Intro to Quantum Physics

3

PHYS 3100Electricity & Magnetism

3

PHYS 3100LElectronics Lab

1

PHYS 3600LAdvanced Skills Lab

3

PHYS 3920Physics Seminar I

0

PHYS 4100Adv Electricity & Magnetism

3

PHYS 4140Statistical Mechanics

3

PHYS 4321Advanced Quantum Physics

3

PHYS 4600LAdvanced Physics Lab

3

PHYS 4920Senior Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours:41

Foreign Language Requirement

Demonstrate competence in one foreign language at the level of the second university course (1002).

Total Credit Hours:3-6

Capstone Experience

PHYS 4999 is required of all students. Courses that fulfill the capstone requirement are indicated in the Physics catalog course descriptions.  Other disciplinary courses may be considered with department approval.  

Total Credit Hours:12

Electives

Total Credit Hours:0-11

Additional Degree Requirements

Satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements listed in the academic policies section of this catalog.

Maintain an average of C or better in the courses used to fulfill Area F and major requirements.

Successful completion of senior exit interview.

Total Credit Hours: 120