College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Physics

Sample 4-Year Paradigm for BS in Physics with a concentration in Astronomy

  Freshman Year First Semester                                       Freshman Year Second Semester

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

FDS 100

1

CSC 117

4

SCI 100

3

SSC 100

3

CHE 151

5

CHE 152

5

MAT 143

4

MAT 153

4

COM 119

3

PED

0.5

PED

0.5

Total

16.5

16.5

 Sophomore Year First Semester                                     Sophomore Year Second Semester

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

CSC 239

2

PHY 241

5

MAT 241

4

PHY 271 Astronomy I

3

MAT 261

4

MAT 242

3

ENG 120

3

SS elective

3

ECO 221

3

HUM elective

3

PED

0.5

Total

16.5

17.0

 Junior Year First Semester                                                    Junior Year Second Semester

PHY 242

5

PHY 341

3

PHY 311

3

PHY 351

1

PHY 397 Jr Seminar I

0.5

PHY 398 Jr Seminar II

0.5

MAT 341

3

MAT 342

3

PHY 371 Astronomy II

3

MAT 346

4

PHY 495/496

1

PHY 495/496

1

PED

0.5

HUM elective

3

Total

16.0

15.5

 Senior Year First Semester                                             Senior Year Second Semester

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

PHY 321

3

PHY 4xx  Statistical Mechanics

3

PHY 4xx Quantum Mechanics

3

PHY 4xx Astronomy Lab II

1

PHY 497 Sr Seminar I

0.5

PHY 498 Sr Seminar II

0.5

PHY 4xx Astronomy Lab I

1

MAT 325

3

PHY 495/496

1

PHY 495/496

1

HUM elective

3

HUM elective

3

Science elective

3

Science elective

3

Science elective

3

Total

17.5

17