Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Physics, Bachelor of Science

Course Requirements (PHYS)

General Education Requirements

(# - Refer to General Education Course Requirements for Course Options)

Complete the following course (0 credits)

CBU 101Orientation to CBU

0

Mathematics (3 credits)

Satisfied by Support Requirements

MATH 131Calculus I

3

Statistics (3 credits)

MATH 308Statistics

3

English (8-9 credits)

English Composition I
ENG 111English Composition I

3

OR

ENG 231Honors Survey of World Literature I

4

English Composition II
ENG 112English Composition II

3

OR

ENG 232Honors Survey of World Literature II

4

English Literature # (3 credits)

Waived if ENG 231/ENG 232, add 1 hr to Free Elect

Religious Studies # (6 credits)

Social Science or History # (6 credits)

Natural or Physical Science (4 credits)

Satisfied by Major Requirements

PHYS 150Physics I

3

PHYS 150LPhysics I Laboratory

1

Moral Values # (3 credits)

Total Credit Hours:27

School of Science Support Requirements

CHEM 113Principles of Chemistry I

3

CHEM 113LPrinciples of Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHEM 114Principles of Chemistry II

3

CHEM 114LPrinciples of Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CS 112Computers in Problem Solving

3

CS 112LComputers in Problem Solving Lab

1

ECE 221Electric Circuit Analysis I

3

MATH 131Calculus I

3

MATH 132Calculus II

3

MATH 231Differential Equations

3

MATH 232Calculus III

3

MATH 309Probability

3

ME 301Engineering Instrumentation Laboratory

2

Math Electives (300+ Level)

6

Total Credit Hours:38

Physics Major Requirements

(2.0 GPA in Major Required)(Transfer Students Must Take at Least 14 Hours of the Required Courses Numbered Above 300 at CBU.)

PHYS 150Physics I

3

PHYS 150LPhysics I Laboratory

1

PHYS 251Physics II

3

PHYS 251LPhysics II Laboratory

1

PHYS 252Physics III

3

PHYS 252LPhysics III Laboratory

1

PHYS 340Electromagnetic Fields

3

PHYS 348Special Relativity

1

PHYS 353Solid State Physics

3

PHYS 380Advanced Mechanics I

3

PHYS 381Advanced Mechanics II

1

PHYS 415Optics

3

PHYS 415LOptics Laboratory

1

PHYS 430Thermal Physics

3

PHYS 447Quantum Mechanics I

3

PHYS 448Quantum Mechanics II

3

PHYS 452Advanced Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 491Research I

0

PHYS 492Research II

2

PHYS 499Senior Comprehensives

0

Total Credit Hours:39

School of Sciences Major-Specific Electives

Free Electives

18

Total Credit Hours:18

Maximum 3 hours of PHYS

Total Credit Hours: 122

2.0 Cumulative GPA Required