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2018-2019 Catalog
Physics: Pre-Medical Physics (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Physics

Major: Physics Concentration: Pre-Medical Physics Degree: Bachelor of Science

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

Contextual Courses (19 credits)

BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)

BSC1011C General Biology II (4 Credits)

MAP2302 (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations (3 Credits)


  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I lab
  • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II lab

Major Requirements (32 credits)

Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Grades of C or above must be earned in all physics requirements.

PHY1024 Exploring Majoring in Physics (1 Credit)

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; Coreq: MAP 2302

PHY3220 Classical Mechanics (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHZ 3113C

PHY4320 Electricity and Magnetism (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: PHZ 3113C

PHY3424C Optics with Laboratory (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313

PHY3722C Electronics for Scientists (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHY 2049 & MAC 2313

PHY3604 Quantum Mechanics (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: PHZ 3113C

PHY4523 Thermodyn and Statistical Mech (4 Credits)

Prereqs: PHY 3101, MAC 2313 & MAP 2302

Major Electives (12 credits)


  • BSC 2012C Biology III
  • BCH 4033 Biochemistry
  • BCH 4033L Biochemistry lab
  • CHM 3120C Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
  • PCB 3023C Molecular & Cell Biology
  • PCB 3063C Genetics
  • PHY 4802L Advanced Physics Lab
  • PHY 4910 Physics Research & Seminar
  • PHZ 4404 Solid State Physics
  • PHZ 4303 Nuclear Physics

Free Electives (4 credits)

SELECT 4 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).