Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Physics (3650)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Physics (365000BS)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to identify and use fundamental key concepts in physics.
Students will be able to communicate their physics knowledge in an effective manner.
Students will be able to demonstrate competency in the use of computer software and instruments for the purpose of collecting and analyzing experimental data and performing calculations.

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
3450:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I4
3150:151 Principles of Chemistry I3
3150:152 Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1014
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
3150:153 Principles of Chemistry II3
3650:291 Elementary Classical Physics I4
3300:112 English Composition II3
3450:222 Analytic Geometry-Calculus II4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 18
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
3450:223 Analytic Geometry-Calc III4
3650:292 Elementary Classical Phys II4
Oral Communication:Any3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2013
Min Credit Total 14
Spring
3650:301 Elementary Modern Physics3
3650:350 Modeling & Simulation4
3450:335 Intro to Ordinary Diff Equatns3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2023
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
3650:431 Mechanics I3
3650:322 Intermediate Laboratory I3
3650:340 Thermal Physics3
3460:209 Computer Science I4
Social Science:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3650:323 Intermediate Laboratory II3
3650:436 Electromagnetism I3
Humanities:Any Set3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 14
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
3650:441 Quantum Physics I3
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Upper Level Elective:3650:300/400 Physics3
Upper Level Elective:3650:300/400 Physics3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3650:399 Undergraduate Research1
3650:399 Undergraduate Research1
3650:399 Undergraduate Research1
3650:399 Undergraduate Research1
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Upper Level Elective:3650:4xx Physics3
Upper Level Elective:3650:4xx Physics3
Upper Level Elective:3650:4xx Physics3
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 18
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
These requirements specify the minimum curriculum for the B.S. in Physics. The student expecting to specialize in a particular professional area should consider utilizing part of all elective courses toward this goal. The areas of specialization are listed in the undergraduate bulletin and should be discussed with the department chair.
The minimum number of credits for 3650:399 Undergraduate Research is 1 credit. Students are advised to take 6 credits during the Year 4 spring semester.
7700:101,102,201,202, & 222 may be substituted for Modern Language (35xx) courses.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 04-10-2013