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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Physics
Course Title Quarter Hours
PHY 170UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I4
PHY 171UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II4
PHY 172UNIVERSITY PHYSICS III4
PHY 270UNIVERSITY PHYSICS IV4
PHY 300METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS I4
PHY 301METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS II4
PHY 330SENIOR CAPSTONE PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Liberal Studies Program Capstone)4
Mathematics
Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following three-course Calculus sequences:12
Sequence One
MAT 147
CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS I
MAT 148
CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS II
MAT 149
CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS III
Sequence Two
MAT 150
CALCULUS I
MAT 151
CALCULUS II
MAT 152
CALCULUS III
Sequence Three
MAT 160
CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS I
MAT 161
CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS II
MAT 162
CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS III
Additional Math Course
MAT 260MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS I4
Course Title Quarter Hours
PHY 310MECHANICS I4
PHY 320ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I4
PHY 360QUANTUM MECHANICS I4
PHY 361QUANTUM MECHANICS II4
PHY 373STAR FORMATION4
PHY 374STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS4
PHY 375INTRODUCTION TO COSMOLOGY4
PHY 376ASTRONOMICAL DATA ANALYSIS4
PHY 380EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS I4
One PHY Elective Required4
PHY 104
THE SUN & ITS PLANETS
PHY 114
EXPLORING OTHER WORLDS
PHY 204
FRONTIERS OF THE UNIVERSE
PHY 370
ELECTRONICS
For additional options, see Advisor
Course Title Quarter Hours
MAT 261MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS II4
Select one year-long sequence of courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or computer science from the following sequences:12
Biology Sequence
BIO 191
GENERAL BIOLOGY I FOR SCIENCE MAJORS
BIO 192
GENERAL BIOLOGY II FOR SCIENCE MAJORS
BIO 193
GENERAL BIOLOGY III FOR SCIENCE MAJORS
Chemistry Sequence
CHE 130
CHE 131
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
CHE 132
CHE 133
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
CHE 134
CHE 135
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
Mathematics Sequence: Select three 300-level sequenced courses as approved by departmental advisor
Computer Science Sequence: Select any one year-long three-course sequence of CSC courses as approved by departmental faculty advisor

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. 

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