Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics, Professional Concentration, Pre-Medical Preparation Track, B.A.

Physics Degree and Major Requirements, B.A.

Degree and major requirements for the B.A. program in physics.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
  • Philosophy course (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • University electives 23-37 Credit Hours
  • Major core requirements 39 Credit Hours 3
  • Major concentration requirements 26-39 Credit Hours 3
Total: 120 Credit Hours


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level (typically 232) of the student's chosen language or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures' placement test.
3 Some of the courses required for the major complete Cluster Three  of General Education . PHIL 101  is part of Cluster Two .

Major Core Requirements

Choose one of the following pairs of introductory courses: 6 Credit Hours

Choose one of the following pairs of lab courses: 2 Credit Hours

Choose one of the following: 4 Credit Hours

Total: 39 Credit Hours

Program Concentrations

Each student, in consultation with his/her faculty adviser, will choose one of the following program concentrations:

  • Individual Option
  • Professional


Students in this concentration must complete the following courses in addition to core requirements:

Required Courses

Additional Information

Students are expected to review progress toward completion of the selected program of study with their faculty adviser.

Pre-Medical Preparation Track

Students pursuing the B.A. in physics and astronomy with a professional concentration may complete a track in pre-medical preparation. In addition to degree and General Education  requirements, students complete the following courses.

Fourth Year Courses