A typical program for the BS degree in Physics without an option is shown below.

  Fall Winter Spring
Year 1

MTH 251 (4)
CH 231 (4)
CH 261 (1)
   
   

MTH 252 (4)
CH 232 (4)
CH 262 (1)
PH 199 (1)
   

MTH 254 (4)
CH 233 (4)
CH 263 (1)
PH 211 (4)
PH 221 (1)

Year 2

MTH 255**** (4)
PH 212 (4)
PH 222 (1)
   

MTH 256 (4)
PH 213 (4)
PH 223 (1)
PH 315**** (3)

MTH 253 (4) OR MTH 264/265 *** (4)
MTH 341 # (3)
PH 335**** (3)
   

Year 3

PH 425 (3)
PH 423 (3)
PH 365 (1)
PH 411 (3)
   

PH 424 (3)
PH 427 (3)
PH 366 (1)
PH 401** (1)
   

PH 422 (3)
PH 426 (3)
PH 367 (1)
PH 415* (3)
PH 401** (1)

Year 4

PH 403 (1)
PH 401** (1)
PH 431 (3)
PH 464* (3)
PH elective (3)

PH 403 (1) 
PH 451 (3)
PH 481 (4)
   
   

PH 403 (1)
PH 441 (3)
PH elective (3)

 

(*) Students chose either PH 415 or PH 464.

(**) Three credits of PH 401 Research, are required. Although they can be taken in other terms than shown here, it is strongly recommended to start research by the winter term of the junior year. Students doing external internships as a basis for their research should discuss this with the head advisor.

(***) Students interested in a MTH minor or double major should take MTH 253. Other students should take MTH 264/265.

(****) The courses MTH 255, PH 315, and PH 335 can be taken in the junior year by transfer students.

(#) Many community colleges offer a 200 level linear algebra course. It is recommended that you take such a course if available before starting the junior year. If not possible, MTH 341 can be taken in the Fall term of the junior year.

Total Credits: 180, Physics: 74. PH Elective must be 400 level course (not 40x). Not shown are the Baccalaureate Core courses required by the university: Skills (Fitness, Speech, WR I, WR II), Perspectives (Cultural Diversity, Literature & the Arts, Social Processes & Institutions, Western Culture, and Difference, Power, & Discrimination), Synthesis (Contemporary Global Issues and Science, Technology, & Society).