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 198 First-year Seminar (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)

MTH 253 (4) OR MTH 264/265 *** (4)
MTH 341 (3)
PH 315 Contemporary Challenges (3)

Year 3

PH 335 Mechanics (3)
PH 411 Electronics (3)
PH 365 Computational Lab (1)

PH 422 Static Fields (3)
PH 425 Quantum Fundamentals (3)
PH 366  Computational Lab (1)
PH 415* Computer Interfacing (3)
PH 401** Research (1)

PH 424 Oscillations & Waves (3)
PH 426 Central Forces (3)
PH 427 Periodic Systems (3)
PH 367 Computational Lab (1)
PH 401** Research (1)

Year 4

PH 403 Thesis (1)
PH 401** Research (1)
PH 423 Energy & Entropy (3)
PH 431 Electromagnetism (3)
PH 464* Computational Physics (3)

PH elective (3)

PH 403 Thesis (1) 
PH 451 Quantum Mechanics (3)
PH 481 Optics (4)

PH 403 Thesis (1)
PH 441 Statistical Mechanics (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 terms other 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.

Total Credits: 180, Physics: 74. PH Elective must be 400 level course (not 40x) or 500 level. 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).

PH electives (Typical terms offered):

PH 455             ASTROPHYSICS (W)                                                                                              
PH 482             OPTICAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS (W)                                                                  
PH 483             GUIDED WAVE OPTICS (S)                                                                              
PH 495             INTRODUCTION TO PARTICLE AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS  (S)                             
PH 562             MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS  (F)                                                                           
PH 575             INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS   (S)                                             
PH 585             ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL PHYSICS   (S)                                       
PH 591             BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS  (F)