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2018-2019 Catalog
Physics: Astrophysics (Bachelor of Science)

Major: Physics

Concentration: Astrophysics
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course or by achieving a passing score on an assessment prior to earning their degree.
Select 1 option:
Option 1:
Successfully complete one of the classes listed below with a "C" or higher.
  • AMH2020 U.S. History since 1877
  • POS2041 Intro. to American Government
    Option 2: Achieve a passing score, 60 or higher, on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test with supplemental questions.
Prerequisites (30 credits)
  • CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: (CHMX040 and CHMX041) or CHMX045C
  • CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: CHMX046C
MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)
Acceptable substitutes: MACX281
Prereq: MAC 1147
MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)
Acceptable substitutes: MACX282
Prereq: MAC 2311
MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (4 Credits)
Acceptable substitutes: MACX283
Prereq: MAC 2312
  • PHY 2048 Calculus Physics I
  • PHY 2048L Calculus Physics I Lab
  • PHY 2049 Calculus Physics II
  • PHY 2049L Calculus Physics II Lab
Major Requirements (40 credits)
Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Electronic approval for courses requiring prerequisites must be obtained each registration. Grades of C or above must be earned in all physics requirements.
PHY1024 Exploring Majoring in Physics (1 Credit)
AST3217 Astrophysics I (4 Credits)
Prereq: PHY2049; Coreq: PHY3101
AST3402 Astrophysics II (4 Credits)
Prereq: AST3217
PHY3101 Modern Physics (3 Credits)
Prereq: PHY 2049; Coreq: MAC 2313
PHY3101L Modern Physics Lab (1 Credit)
Coreq: PHY 3101
PHZ3113C Mathematical Physics (4 Credits)
Prereq: PHY 2049 & MAC 2313; Co-req: MAP2302
PHY3220 Classical Mechanics (4 Credits)
  • Prereqs: PHZ 3113C
PHY3424C Optics with Laboratory (4 Credits)
  • Prereq: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313
PHY4320 Electricity and Magnetism (4 Credits)
  • Prereq: PHZ 3113C
PHY3604 Quantum Mechanics (4 Credits)
  • Prereq: PHZ 3113C
PHY4523 Thermodyn and Statistical Mech (4 Credits)
Prereqs: PHY 3101 or CHM 4410C and MAP 2302
PHY4802L Advanced Physics Laboratory (2 Credits)
Prereq: PHY 3101L
PHY4910 Physics Research and Seminar (1 Credit)
Prereq: PHY 3101L
Major Electives (3 credits)
  • PHY 3722C Electronics for Scientists (4 Credits)
  • PHZ 4404 Solid State Physics (3 Credits)
  • PHZ 4160 Adv Topics Physics (4 Credits)
  • PHZ 4303 Nuclear Physics (3 Credits)
  • PHY 4660 Introduction to Quantum Field Theory(3 Credits)
Contextual Courses (12 credits)
AST2002 Basic Astronomy (3 Credits)
COP2220 Computer Science I (3 Credits)
ESC2000 Earth Science (3 Credits)
MAP2302 (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations (3 Credits)
Prereq: MAC 2312
Free Electives (5 credits)
SELECT 6 HRS (3000/4000 LEVEL)
This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).