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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics BA Four-Year Plan

First Year
PHYS 169 - Perspectives on Physics and Astronomy   PHYS 208 - Fundamentals of Physics II  and PHYS 228 - Fundamentials of Physics Laboratory II  
PHYS 207 - Fundamentals of Physics I  and PHYS 227 - Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory I   CISC 106 - General Computer Science for Engineers  
CHEM 103 - General Chemistry  and CHEM 133 - General Chemistry Laboratory   MATH 242 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus B  
MATH 241 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus A  or MATH 231 - Integrated Calculus IA  and MATH 232 - Integrated Calculus IB   ENGL 110 - Seminar in Composition   
First Year Seminar  PHYS 209 - Aspects of Modern Physics   
Foreign Language Requirement (1/3)  
Credits: 17 Credits: 17
Second Year
PHYS 211 - Oscillations and Waves    Physics Elective (2/6) (PHYS 309  recommended) 
Physics Elective (1/6) (PHYS 310  recommended) Physics Elective (3/6) (PHYS 313  recommended)
MATH 243 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus C    Foreign Language Requirement (3/3)
Foreign Language Requirement (2/3) Breadth Requirement (2/9) 
Breadth Requirement (1/9) Breadth Requirement (3/9) 
Credits: 16 Credits: 16
Third Year
Physics Elective (4/6) (PHYS 424  recommended)   Physics Elective (5/6) (PHYS 333  recommended)
Breadth Requirement (4/9) (Second Writing Requirement) Breadth Requirement (6/9)
Breadth Requirement (5/9) Breadth Requirement (7/9)
Multicultural Requirement Breadth Requirement (8/9) 
Free Elective (1/10) Free Elective (2/10)
Credits: 15 Credits: 15
Fourth Year
Physics Elective (6/6) (PHYS 468  recommended) (DLE and Capstone requirements) Free Elective (6/10)
Breadth Requirement (9/9)  Free Elective (7/10)
Free Elective (3/10) Free Elective (8/10)
Free Elective (4/10) Free Elective (9/10)
Free Elective (5/10) Free Elective (10/10)
Credits: 15 Credits: 15
Total Credits: 124

Disclaimer: Four-Year Plans are a Departmental suggestion of how a student could complete this degree in four years (eight semesters). Students may opt to take courses in the summer or winter sessions. These plans do not take into account additional requirements brought on by minors or other majors. A Four-Year Plan is subject to change from year-to-year given the resources and focuses of the Department.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his or her assigned advisor at least once a semester to monitor progress and ensure that he or she is on track to graduate on time. This document is intended as a supplemental advisement tool to be used in conjunction with in-person advisement and the UDSIS Degree Audit.  Students should direct any questions or concerns regarding degree progress to their advisor or Academic Assistant Dean.