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2022-2023 University Catalog
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major: Physics

Degree: Bachelor of Science Concentration: Pre-Medical Physics 2022-2023

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Prerequisites (28 credits)

CHEMISTRY 1 REQUIREMENT:
CHM 2045/2045L General Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
Acceptable substitutes: (CHMX040 and CHMX041) or CHMX045C
Students must complete Introduction to Chemistry, CHM1025/L with a "C" or higher to take Chemistry I

CHEMISTRY 2 REQUIREMENT:
CHM 2046/2046L General Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits)
Acceptable substitute: CHMX046C

MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT: 
MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MAC 1147 (Students must complete MAC1105 and Trig or Pre Calc with a "C" or higher to take Calc I)
Acceptable substitute: MACX281
MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MAC 2311
Acceptable substitute: MACX282
MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MAC 2312
Acceptable substitute: MACX283

PHYSICS REQUIREMENT:
PHY 2048C Calculus-based Physics I (4 credits)
Prerequisites: PHYS1028 Introduction to Physics and MAC2311 Calculus I
Corequisite: MAC2312
PHY 2049 Calculus-based Physics II (3 credits)
PHY2049L Calculus-based Physics II Lab (1 credit)

Contextual Courses (19 credits)

BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)
BSC1011C General Biology II (4 Credits)
MAP2302 (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MAC2312
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY REQUIREMENT:
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: CHM2046/L
CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I lab (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: CHM2046/L
Corequisite: CHM2210
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: CHM2210/L
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II lab (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: CHM2210/L
Corequisite: CHM2211

Major Requirements (36 credits)

The Physics major is very sequential as most courses are prerequisites to the next; many courses are only offered in fall semester or spring semester. Please see your academic advisor to discuss course sequencing. 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)
Prerequisite: PHY 2049 and Corequisite: MAC 2313
PHY3101L Modern Physics Lab (1 Credit)
Corequisite: PHY 3101
PHZ3113C Mathematical Physics (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313 and Corequisite: MAP 2302
PHY3220 Classical Mechanics (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: PHZ 3113C
PHY4320 Electricity and Magnetism (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: PHZ 3113C
PHY3424C Optics with Laboratory (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313
PHY3722C Electronics for Scientists (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: PHY 2049 and MAC 2313
PHY3604 Quantum Mechanics (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: PHZ 3113C
PHY4523 Thermodyn and Statistical Mech (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: (PHY 3101 or CHM 4410C) and MAC 2313
PHY4802L Advanced Physics Laboratory (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 3101L
PHY4910 Physics Research and Seminar 1 (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 3101
PHY4911 Physics Research and Seminar 2 (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: PHY 4910

Major Electives (5 credits)

SELECT 5 HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
BSC 2012C Biology III (4 credits)
BCH 4033 Biochemistry (3 credits)
BCH 4033L Biochemistry lab (1 credit)
CHM 3120C Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (4 credits)
PCB 3023C Molecular & Cell Biology (4 credits)
PCB 3063 Genetics (4 credits)
PHZ 4404 Solid State Physics (3 credits)
PHZ 4303 Nuclear Physics (3 credits)
PHY 4610 Applications of Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)