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CLAS The preferred introductory sequence for a major in physics, common to all physics degree programs, consists of PHYS 1600Q, 1601Q, and 1602Q. There are two options for the Bachelor of Science degree in physics: (1) the general option for students seeking to further their physics studies in graduate school and/or a career in research, and (2) the applied option, for students seeking graduate study in another field, medicine or dentistry, or a technical career in industry. The Bachelor of Arts degree in physics is ideal for pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-veterinary students, students seeking double majors, or students seeking a middle or high school teaching career. There is also a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics offered jointly with the School of Engineering with possible emphases on Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering. There is also a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Physics that is offered jointly with the Department of Mathematics.
Students satisfy the information literacy competency exit requirements in the Physics Major, by passing PHYS 2300 and PHYS 2501W, both required courses for the Physics Major. The University’s computer technology and writing competency requirements are achieved by passing PHYS 2501W. These requirements apply to both the Physics B.S. and the B.A. degrees. Courses that further enhance competencies are PHYS 2200 for computer technology, and PHYS 4096W for writing skills.
Bachelor of Science, General Option:
A total of 48 credits from 2000-level or above courses in physics, other sciences, mathematics, or engineering are required. Among these, 36 credits must be physics courses. The 36 credits of physics must include PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101, 3201, 3202, 3300, and 3401, and at least three credits of an advanced laboratory (PHYS 2502, 3150, or 4900). It is strongly recommended that students going on to graduate school in physics take PHYS 3402. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in an undergraduate research project. An experimental research project (PHYS 4099) may count towards the advanced laboratory requirement. No more than six credits from PHYS 4099 may be counted towards this degree option. The general option for the Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 12 credits from 2000-level or above related courses in mathematics, other sciences, or engineering.
Bachelor of Science, Applied Option:
A total of 48 credits from 2000-level or above courses in physics, other sciences, mathematics, or engineering are required. Among these, 30 credits must be physics courses. The 30 credits must include PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101, 3201, and 3300, plus a minimum of nine credits from the following eight courses: PHYS 2502, 3150, 4140, 4150, 4210, 4350, 4900, and 5621, with at least three of the nine credits being from an advanced laboratory (PHYS 2502, 3150, or 4900).
These eight courses involve the application of knowledge from multiple basic subjects, i.e., from mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistical and thermal physics, and quantum mechanics. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in an undergraduate research project. An experimental research project (PHYS 4099) may count towards the advanced laboratory requirement. The applied option for the Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 12 credits from 2000-level or above related courses in mathematics, other sciences, or engineering. To complete the 48 total required credits for the applied option, the remaining six credits may come from 2000-level or above courses in physics, other sciences, mathematics, or engineering. No more than six credits from PHYS 4099, may be counted towards this degree option.
Bachelor of Arts:
A total of 36 credits from 2000-level or above courses in physics, other sciences, mathematics, or engineering are required. Among these, 24 credits must be physics courses which must include PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101 and 3201, and Commented [HM72]: Editorial (1/27/16 Micki 3300 along with 12 sufficient credits of elective physics courses to meet the 24-credit requirement. No more than six credits from PHYS 4099, may be counted towards this degree. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 12 Bellamy email) credits from 2000-level or above related courses in mathematics, other sciences, or engineering.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics:
Offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering Physics majors can concentrate in either (1) Electrical, (2) Materials Science and Engineering or (3) Mechanical. To complete the degree, students must satisfy the course requirements of the College or School granting the degree.
The major requires 128 credits of course work.
Engineering Physics majors are required to complete the following:
CHEM 1128Q or 1148Q CLAS PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101, 3201, 3202, and 3401 MATH 2110Q, 2410Q, and 3410 Commented [mwh73]: Pending CLAS approval Electrical Engineering: ECE 2001W, 3101, 3111, 3201, 4099W, 4111, 4211, 4901, and 4902; CSE 2300W; MATH 2210Q; PHYS 3300; STAT 3345Q; Elective courses (4 credits). (pending from last year) (SoE C&C 11/4) Mechanical Engineering: ME 2233, 2234, 3220, 3227, 3242, 3250, 3253, 4972 and 4973W; CE 2110, 3110; STAT 3345Q; ME Elective Courses (6 credits); PHYS Elective courses (6 credits).
Materials Science and Engineering: MSE 2001, 2002, 2053, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3055 and 3056, 4003W, 4901 and 4902W; CHEG 3156; PHYS 4150 and 4210; MSE Elective Courses (6 credits); Physics Elective Courses (3 credits).
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics are required to pass ENGR 1000 in addition to PHYS 2300 in order to satisfy the information literacy competency requirement; they are required to pass CSE 1100 or the equivalent, in addition to PHYS 2501W, in order to satisfy the computer technology competency requirement; and PHYS 2501W will suffice to satisfy the writing in the major requirement.
The options for the electives courses are specified in the Engineering Physics Guide to Course Selection.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Physics The B.S. degree in Mathematics-Physics may be completed by following either Track A, which has a physics emphasis, or Track B, which has a mathematics emphasis. Students in Track A should choose an advisor from the Physics Department, and those in Track B should choose an advisor from the Mathematics Department. The number of credits for 2000-level courses or above in the Track A is 30 in Physics and 19 in Mathematics, and for Track B these numbers are 21 credits in Physics and 28 in Mathematics. In either track, the writing in the major and information literacy competencies are met using PHYS 2501W.
In addition to the general education’s requirements of the University and College, the required courses for the Mathematics-Physics Major Track A (Physics Emphasis) are:
1. Either: (i) MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q or 2143Q) and 2210Q and 2410Q (or 2420Q) or: (ii) MATH 2141Q and 2142Q and 2143Q and 2144Q.
2. All of: MATH 3146, 3410, 3510 and PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101, 3201, 3202, 3300, 3401.
3. Any nine credits from: PHYS 2200, 2400, 2502, 3102, 3150, 3989, 4093, 4095, 4096W, 4098, 4099, 3402, 4100, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4210, 4300, 4350, 4900.
The required courses for the Mathematics-Physics Major Track B (Mathematics Emphasis) are:
1. Either: (i) MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q or 2143Q) and 2210Q and 2410Q (or 2420Q) and 2710 (or 2141Q and 2142Q) and 3146, or: (ii) MATH 2141Q and 2142Q and 2143Q and 2144Q and 3146
2. All of: PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101, 3201, 3202, 3401.
3. Any 3 credits from: PHYS 2200, 2400, 2502, 3102, 3150, 3300, 3989, 4093, 4095, 4096W, 4098, 4099, 3402, 4100, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4210, 4300, 4350, 4900.
4. Any 4 courses from MATH 3150 (or 4110), 3151, 3160, 3210, 3230 (or 4210), 3330 (or 4310), 3370, 3410.
A minor in Physics is described in the “Minors” section.
Physiology and Neurobiology This major leads to a Bachelor of Science, and is suitable for students interested in the physiology and neurobiology of humans and animals. Coursework and independent study opportunities span the fields of comparative physiology, neurobiology, molecular endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, developmental neurobiology and neurochemistry.
The following 1000’s level courses are required: BIOL 1107, 1108; CHEM 1124Q-1126Q or 1127Q-1128Q; MATH 1131Q-1132Q or 1125Q-1126Q-1132Q; PHYS 1201Q-1202Q-1230 or 1401Q-1402Q or 1601Q-1602Q PNB majors must take no fewer than 24 credits in PNB courses numbered 2000 and above. This must include all of the following core courses: PNB 2274-2275, 3251, and 3262 or 3265. The remaining credits needed to fulfill this requirement should be selected from the available PNB courses, including PNB 2250, 3180, 3252, 3260, 3263WQ, 3264W, 3275, 3278, 3279, 3295, 3299, 4162, 4296W, 4400. At most 3 credits from among PNB 3180, 3295, and 3299, and not more than one credit of PNB 3279, may count towards the 24 credit requirement.
To satisfy the writing in the major and information literacy competency requirements, all students must pass at least one of the following courses: PNB 3263WQ, 3264W, or 4296W.
CLAS PNB majors must also take all of the following courses, which count as the related group: CHEM 2443, 2444; MCB 2000 or 3010 and MCB 2400 or 2410.
In addition, students are urged to take: CHEM 2445; EEB 2244 or 2245; and MCB 2210.
There is a minor in Physiology and Neurobiology. A minor in Neuroscience is offered jointly by the Physiology and Neurobiology Department and the Psychology Department. Both programs are described in the “Minors” section of this Catalog.
Political Science Political Science serves students whose primary interest is in some phase of public affairs (law, politics, government service) or international relations (foreign service), in gaining a better understanding of the entire field of governmental organization and functions.
Major Courses: A minimum of 24 credits in Political Science numbered 2000 or above (none on a pass-fail basis).
Inter-departmental courses may not be included in the 24 credits. No more than 6 credits of independent study and/or field work (of which no more than 3 credits may be for POLS 3991) can be counted toward the 24 credits.
A. Students majoring in Political Science must pass introductory 1000-level courses in three of the following four subdivisions: Theory and Methodology (1002), Comparative Politics (1202 or 1207), International Relations (1402), and American Politics (1602). It is recommended that these courses should be taken during the student’s first two years of study.
B. All majors in political science must pass at least one course in four of the following six subdivisions (total of 12 credits). A W or Q course may be substituted for the same numbered course. Cross-listed courses may count only once
toward this distribution requirement:
I. Theory and Methodology: 2072, 3002, 3012, 3017, 3022W, 3032, 3042, 3062, 3072, 3082, 3672 II. Comparative Politics: 2222, 3202, 3205, 3206, 3208, 3212, 3214W, 3216, 3228, 3235, 3237, 3239, 3245, 3252, 3255, 3256 III. International Relations: 3402, 3406, 3410, 3412, 3414, 3418, 3422, 3429, 3432, 3437, 3438W, 3442, 3447, 3457, 3462, 3464, 3472, 3476 IV. American Politics: 2607, 2622, 3602, 3604, 3612, 3613, 3615, 3617, 3622, 3625, 3627, 3632, 3642, 3647, 3652, 3662, 3667, 3850 V. Public Administration, Policy and Law: 3802, 3807, 3812, 3817, 3822, 3827, 3832, 3834, 3837, 3842, 3847, 3852, 3857 VI. Race, Gender, and Ethnic Politics: 3082, 3210, 3216, 3218, 3252, 3418, 3464, 3632, 3642, 3647, 3652, 3662, 3667, 3672, 3807, 3834, 3837 POLS 2998 and 3995 may be counted toward this distribution only with consent of advisor. POLS 3426, 3991, 3993, 3999, 4994, 4997W may not be counted toward the Group B distribution requirement.
The writing in the major requirement may be satisfied by passing any 2000-level W course. Advanced information literacy exit requirements are incorporated into all W courses in the major, and students who successfully complete political science W courses will have met this requirement.
A minor in Political Science is described in the “Minors” section.