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BS with Secondary Concentration

BS in Physics with Secondary Concentration in the Biomedical Field

This degree plan is ideal for students interested in pre-health professions or in biophysics graduate programs.

Required courses:
PHYS 20474 Physics I with Lab or PHYS 10154 General Physics I with Lab
PHYS 20484 Physics II with Lab or PHYS 10164 General Physics II with Lab
PHYS 30491 Physics III Laboratory
PHYS 30493 Physics III Modern Physics

MATH 10524 Calculus I
MATH 20524 Calculus II
MATH 4-hour upper-division course
CHEM 10113 General Chemistry I
CHEM 10123 General Chemistry II
CHEM 10122 General Chemistry Lab or CHEM 20123 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 30122 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 30123 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 30143 Organic Qualitative Analysis
CHEM 30133 Organic Chemistry II
BIOL 10501 Introductory Biology Lab
BIOL 10503 Introductory Biology I
BIOL 10511 Introductory Biology II Lab
BIOL 10513 Introductory Biology II

PLUS 18 hours of physics selected from
PHYS 30123 Observational Astronomy
PHYS 30553 Mechanics
PHYS 30603 Thermal Physics
PHYS 30703 Digital Electronics
PHYS 30843 Biomedical Imaging
PHYS 40113 Elements of Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 40653 Electromagnetic Fields
PHYS 40663 Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics
PHYS 50703 Nonlinear Dynamics
PHYS 50713 Contemporary Topics in Physics
PHYS 50723 Introduction to Solid State Physics
PHYS 50733 Computational Physics
PHYS 50743 Astrophysics
PHYS 40103 Senior Research in Physics or Astronomy or PHYS 40003 Senior Honors Research in Physics or Astronomy

It is recommended that nine or more hours be selected from BOLD courses.

PLUS 6 hours of biology selected from
BIOL 30404 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIOL 30603 Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology
BIOL 40123 Genetics
BIOL 40224 Developmental Biology

The total requirement for the BS degree in physics with secondary concentration in the biomedical field is 124 hours.

BS in Physics with a Secondary Concentration in Another Field

Required courses:
PHYS 20474 Physics I with Lab or PHYS 10154 General Physics I with Lab
PHYS 20484 Physics II with Lab or PHYS 10164 General Physics II with Lab
PHYS 30493 Physics III Modern Physics

MATH 10524 Calculus I
MATH 20524 Calculus II
MATH 30224 Linear Algebra
MATH 30524 Calculus III
COSC 10503 Programming Eng/Sci
CHEM 10113 General Chemistry

PLUS 19 hours of physics selected from
PHYS 30113 Intermediate Astronomy
PHYS 30123 Observational Astronomy
PHYS 30491 Physics III Laboratory
PHYS 30553 Mechanics
PHYS 30603 Thermal Physics
PHYS 30703 Digital Electronics
PHYS 40113 Elements of Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 40653 Electromagnetic Fields
PHYS 40663 Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics
PHYS 50703 Nonlinear Dynamics
PHYS 50713 Contemporary Topics in Physics
PHYS 50723 Introduction to Solid State Physics
PHYS 50733 Computational Physics
PHYS 50743 Astrophysics
PHYS 40103 Senior Research in Physics or Astronomy or PHYS 40003 Senior Honors Research in Physics or Astronomy

It is recommended that nine or more hours be selected from BOLD courses.

PLUS an approved secondary concentration with a minimum of 24 hours.

BS in Physics with Secondary Concentration in Environmental Science: This option prepares students for graduate work in physics or environmental science.

CHEM 10125 General Chemistry with Lab
BIOL 10504 Introductory Biology I
BIOL 10514 Introductory Biology II
BIOL 30403 Ecology and the Environment
3 hours of approved upper-level biology courses
GEOL 10113 Understanding the Earth
ENSC 10143 Contemporary Environmental Issues or ENSC 30133 Concepts in Environmental Science
ENSC 40193 Environmental Stewardship Seminar

3 hours selected from
GEOL 30113 Weather and Climate
ENSC 40503 Environmental Methods and Statistics
GEOL 40393 Soils in the Environment
ENSC 50203 Riperian and Wetland Diversity
GEOL 50493 Physical Hydrology

BS in Physics with Secondary Concentration in Computer Modeling. This option prepares students for graduate work in computational physics.

PHYS 50733 Computational Physics and an approved project in either PHYS 40103 or 40003 are required
COSC 20101 Assembler Fundamentals
COSC 20203 Techniques in Programming
COSC 20803 Data Structures
COSC 30203 Computer System Fundamentals
COSC 30403 Programming Language Concepts
3 hours selected from
COSC 30803 Simulation Techniques
COSC 40503 Artificial Intelligence
COSC 40903 Advanced Topics in Computer Software
COSC 50123 Object-Oriented Design and Programming
MATH 30613 Differential Equations
MATH 40663 Numerical Analysis
MATH 50613 Partial Differential Equations

BS in Physics with Secondary Concentration in Electronics. This option prepares students for graduate studies in electrical engineering or physics.

PHYS 40113 Elements of Quantum Mechanics and 40653 Electromagnetic Fields (or ENGR 30543 ) are required
PHYS 40663 Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics is recommended
ENGR 10042 Principles of Digital Logic
ENGR 20404 Network Analysis I
ENGR 20413 Network Analysis II
ENGR 30014 Materials Science
ENGR 30444 Electronics I
ENGR 30454 Electronics II
ENGR 40454 Semiconductor Device Electronics
MATH 30613 Differential Equations

A total of 124 hours is required for the BS in physics with a secondary concentration.