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Bachelor of Science, Physics
Typical Program of Study


This guide provides only a suggested course of study, and should be used in consultation with an adviser along with the list of Degree Requirements and/or the SIUE Undergraduate Catalog (see Office of the Registrar).

FIRST YEAR - FALL       FIRST YEAR - SPRING


CHEM 121A - General Chemistry (Intro NSM) 4 CHEM 121B - General Chemistry (Adv NSM) 4
CHEM 125A - General Chemistry Lab 1 CHEM 125B - General Chemistry Lab 1
MATH 150 - Calculus I (Intro NSM) 5 MATH 152 - Calculus II (Adv NSM) 5
ENG 101 - Composition 3 PHYS 151 - University Physics I 4
SPC 103 - Interpersonal Communication Skills 3 PHYS 151L - University Physics I Lab 1


Total 16 Total 15
 
SECOND YEAR - FALL       SECOND YEAR - SPRING


MATH 250 - Calculus III 4 MATH 305 - Differential Equations 3
PHYS 152 - University Physics II 4 PHYS 201 - University Physics III 4
PHYS 152L - University Physics II Lab 1 PHYS 201L - University Physics III Lab 1
ENG 102 - Composition 3 PHYS 251 - Waves 4
CS 140 or 145 - Introduction to Computing 4 PHIL 106 - Critical Thinking 3
Intro Social Sciences 3


Total 16 Total 18
 
THIRD YEAR - FALL       THIRD YEAR - SPRING


MATH 321 or 355 - Linear Alg. or Eng. Math 3 PHYS 321 or 323 - Mechanics or Stat. Mech. 4
PHYS 218 - Electronic Measurements 3 PHYS 314 - Modern Data Acquisition 2
PHYS 304 - Modern Physics 4 IS 364 - Atomic Era (or other IS course) 3
Intro Social Sci. or Fine Arts & Humanities 3 Intro Fine Arts & Humanities 3
Elective 3 Elective 3


Total 16 Total 15
 
FOURTH YEAR - FALL       FOURTH YEAR - SPRING


PHYS 405A - Electricity & Magnetism 3 PHYS 405B - Electricity & Magnetism 3
PHYS 416 - Quantum Mechanics 4 PHYS 323 or 321 - Stat. Mech. or Mechanics 4
PHYS 499A - Senior Assignment Project 3 PHYS 499B - Senior Assignment Project 2
PHYS 410 or 430 or 450 or MATH 465 - Optics Distribution Fine Arts & Humanities 3
  or Education or Solid State or Num. Analysis 3
Distribution Social Sciences 3


Total 16 Total 12
 
TOTAL 124 HOURS FOR GRADUATION


This page:  http://www.siue.edu/PHYSICS/ugBStyp.html
Written by:  Roger Hill (rhill@siue.edu)
Revised:  2013 Jul 16
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