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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Physics, with an option in Instrumentation (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science

The undergraduate program in physics is designed to give students a thorough but flexible training in the fundamental aspects of classical and modern physics. Lecture material is reinforced and complemented by closely integrated laboratory work. The varied course offerings provide several options from which students may choose according to their interests and abilities.

A student who intends to major in physics must complete successfully PHYS 1011  , PHYS 1012  , PHYS 1021  , PHYS 1022  , MACT 1121   and MACT 1122   with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses. To change from any other major to physics the student should have completed the above courses, in addition to an overall and concentration GPA’s not less than 2.5.

A total of 132 credit hours is required for the bachelor’s degree in physics distributed as follows:

Core Curriculum (33 credits)

The remaining 7 credit hours required to satisfy the core are fulfilled by the concentration Science/lab (4 crs) and the capstone projects

  (3 crs).

Concentration electives (18 credits):

To be taken from the 300 or 400 level courses in physics and mathematics. 500-level courses may be used towards the B.Sc. degree, upon the approval of the academic advisor.

General Electives (9 credits)


In special cases, and with advisor’s approval, another 400-level course may be substituted for the Senior Thesis and Seminar.

Instrumentation option (21 - 27 credits)

Students may choose the instrumentation option within the bachelor’s degree program by following the required sequence of courses listed below. While retaining the fundamentals of the conventional degree in physics, this option prepares students to meet the needs of an expanding and increasingly vital area of sciences and engineering.

Concentration Electives (0-6 credits)