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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics

(120 semester hours)
The American Association of Physics Teachers recommends students planning to do physics graduate work take Physics 3301, 3331 and Physics 4363. Those students who are contemplating graduate studies in other disciplines will want to choose an appropriate academic minor. For students who plan to work in industry or do graduate work in engineering, the applied physics/pre-engineering concentration is recommended.

Academic Major with specialization area in Physics
  Hours
Physics 2425, 2426
8
Physics 3301, 3310, 3331, 3332, 3341, 3461, 4363
22
Physics 3443, 3444, 4452, or 4462 (choose 2 courses)
8
Physics (advanced)
3



Other Requirements
  Hours
Chemistry 1411 4
Communication 1315 3
Creative Arts:
Arts 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, Honors 2302,
Music 1306, 1310, 1313, Theatre 1310
3
English 1301, 1302 6
General Studies 1181 1
History 1301, 1302 6
Language, Philosophy, and Culture:
English
2307, 2321, 2326, 2329, 2331,
Philosophy 1301, 2306
3
Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2423, 2424,
Geology 1403, 1404
8
Mathematics 1151, 2313 *, 2314, 3301, 3333, 3335
16
Political Science 2305, 2306
6
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 2317, Economics 1300, 2301,
2302, Geography 2305, Psychology 2301, 2315,
Sociology 1301, 1306
3
Minor
  Hours
Minor** 18
Electives
  Hours
Electives 2

Specialization Area

Applied Physics
  Hours
Physics 2425, 2426 8
Physics 3301, 3310, 3332, 3341, 3461, 4363 19
Physics 3443, 3444, 4452, or 4462 (choose 3 courses) 12
Physics (advanced) 3
Other Requirements
  Hours

Students in Applied Physics specialization area will take Engineering 2301 instead of Mathematics 3301 under Other Requirements. 

 
Electives
  Hours

Elective 

1

*The student is expected to have completed two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and a precalculus course. If not, the student will be advised whether Mathematics 1314 and 2312 should be completed before enrollment in Mathematics 2313. The student must complete Mathematics 2313 and 2314 prior to the end of the second year of study and must complete Mathematics 3333 and 3335 prior to the end of the third year of study.  

**Students may select single or multiple area minors from any of those listed for a Bachelor of Science degree at Angelo State University. Students must complete 18 SCH in a single area minor with six advanced hours in residence. Each discipline in a multiple area minor requires a minimum of nine hours with six advanced hours in residence. The Department of Physics and Geosciences must advise students on minor requirements. The following minor areas for the Physics degree are recommended: Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, or Mathematics.