2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 24, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major, BS – General Concentration


The physics major consists of 41 hours. Students who wish to apply physics to other career goals such as chemistry, mathematics, education, law, medicine, or journalism should consult with the department curriculum chair about appropriate alternate courses.

Students interested in one of the many health professions should be aware that pre-health curricula vary widely, and should consult specific pre-health programs for details. Most medical schools expect students to complete BCMB 401 , BIOL 240  and CHEM 350 -CHEM 360 ; any twelve hours drawn from these four courses may be used to satisfy the 12-hour elective requirement for the general concentration in physics.

Students planning careers in science communication may, with approval of the department curriculum chair, apply a limited number of upper-division JREM courses to the 12-hour elective requirement for the general concentration in physics.

College Requirements


Arts and Sciences 

General Concentration (12 hours)


Select 12 hours:


300-400 level physics or 200-400 level astronomy courses
or
coordinated coursework in an area of the student's special interest to be chosen by the student in consultation with a departmental advisor.