Requirement for B.S. Degree with a Major in Physics

In addition to the University Core requirements and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements, the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the list below may be applied to portions of the University Core requirements.

The student must present a minimum of 39 semester hours in physics* including:

PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (Sp, Su, Fa) 4
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa) 4
PHYS 2094 University Physics III (Fa) 4
PHYS 3414 Electromagnetic Theory (Sp) 4
PHYS 3613 Modern Physics (Sp, Su, Fa) 3
PHYS 4073 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Fa) 3
PHYS 4991 Physics Senior Seminar (Sp, Su, Fa) 1
Concentration hours 16-24
For all seven of the possible concentrations the following mathematics courses are required:  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa) 4
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505) (Sp, Su, Fa) 4
MATH 2574 Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603) (Sp, Su, Fa) 4
MATH 2584 Elementary Differential Equations (Sp, Su, Fa) 4
MATH 3423 1  
CHEM 1103
& CHEM 1101L
& CHEM 1123
& CHEM 1121L
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa) 2
Total Hours 63-71

Note: astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, and geosciences courses as specified within the concentration requirements listed below can be applied to this 39 hours.


CSCE 3513, CSCE 4423, MEEG 2703, or GEOS 4223 can be substituted for MATH 3423 with the adviser’s approval.


Or CSCE 2004 and CSCE 2014, or an approved 8 hours of laboratory-based courses in CSCE are required.

Majors must propose participation in a research experience project no later than the end of their junior year of study. A written report of the results must be submitted during Senior Seminar (PHYS 4991).

This is an excerpt from the official catalog of studies. Refer to the link below for full degree requirements.

Undergraduate Catalog