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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 contemplate graduate studies in other disciplines will want to choose appropriate minors. For students who plan to work in industry or do graduate work in engineering, the Applied Physics specialization area is recommended.

Academic Major with specialization area in Physics
Courses 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
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2423, 2424,
Geology 1401, 1403, 1404, 
Health Science Professions 2401, 2402
Chemistry 1411 4
Mathematics 1151, 2313*, 2314, 3301, 3333, 3335 16
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Courses Hours
Minor** 18
Courses Hours
Electives 2

*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.