Physics
Degree:  Bachelor of Science
Major:  Physics
 2006-2007
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   A minimum of 124 credit hours, of which 45 hours must be upper division credit (3000-4000 level), is required for this degree (developmental courses are excluded).   Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.
Year 1   Year 1
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
GSP 19x3 First Year Experience Course 3     CS 2183 Structured Programming I 3  
ENG 1003 Composition I 3 X   CS 2181 Lab for Structured Programming I 1  
MATH 2204 Calculus I 4 X   ENG 1013 Composition II 3 X
PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 X   PHYS 2044 University Physics II 4  
PHYS 2034 University Physics I 4 X   MATH 2214 Calculus II 4  
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   15  
Year 2   Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
PHIL 1103 or 1503 or SCOM 1203  Intro to Philosophy or Logic & Practical Reasoning or Oral Communications (Critical Think req.) 3 X   PHYS 3103 or PHYS 4353 Thermal Physics or Mathematical Physics 3  
HIST 1013 or 1023 World Civ. to 1660 or since 1660 3 X   ART, MUS or THEA 2503 Fine Arts Visual, Musical or Theatre 3 X
PHYS 3153 Classical Mechanics 3     CHEM 1013 Chemistry I 3  
PHYS 3303 Modern Physics 3     CHEM 1011 Chemistry I Lab 1  
MATH 3254 Calculus III 4     PHYS 3203 Electromagnetic Theory 3  
          MATH 4403 Differential Equations 3  
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   16  
Year 3   Year 3
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
HIST 2763 OR 2773 or POSC 2103  US to 1876 or since 1876 OR Intro to US Government 3 X   PHYS 3103 or PHYS 4353 Thermal Physics or Mathematical Physics 3  
BIOL 1013 Biology of the Cell 3 X   PHYS 3253 or PHYS 4553 Optics or Quantum Mechanics 3  
BIOL 1021 Biology of the Cell Lab 1 X   Elective Upper Division - Student's Choice 3  
CHEM 1023 Chemistry II 3     Social Sci.  Course not previously taken in this category - See Gen Ed List 3 X
CHEM 1021 Chemistry II Lab 1     Arts & Humanities Course not previously taken in this category - See Gen Ed List 3 X
PHYS 3272 Physical Instrumentation I 2            
Social Sci.  Course not previously taken in this category - See Gen Ed List 3 X          
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   15  
                 
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
Elective Upper Division - Student's Choice 3     Gen Ed Enhance-ment Any gen ed course not previously taken or course from approved enhancement list 3 X
Elective Upper Division - Student's Choice 3     PHYS 4693 Research in Physics - Capstone 3  
PHYS 4432 Advanced Physics Laboratory I 2     Elective Upper Division - Student's Choice 1  
Arts & Humanities Course not previously taken in this category - See Gen Ed List 3 X   PHYS 3253 or PHYS 4553 Optics or Quantum Mechanics 3  
Electives Student's Choice - Note: if two years of a foreign language were not completed in high school, insert the first semester of a foreign language here 3     Electives Student's Choice - Note: if two years of a foreign language were not completed in high school, the second semester of a foreign language must be part of these six hours 6  
Total Hours   14     Total Hours   16  
                 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 45     Total Degree Hours 124  
                 
Graduation Requirements:
Completion of HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 
English Proficiency (Grade of C or better in ENG 1003 and ENG 1013)
2.00 GPA in Major
2.00 GPA at ASU
2.00 GPA Overall
Maximum of 31 credit hours via correspondence/extension/examination//PLA/Military/CLEP (30 hrs) or similar means
45 JR/SR Hours after completing 30 hours
124 Total Credit Hours
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree

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