#### Physics and Physical Science Major

### Physics Option

Bachelor of Science

NSS BS 6205

- Minimum General Studies = 45

+ General Studies coursework required by major = 63
- English Language minimum = 9
- Humanities minimum = 9
- Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science minimum = 21 including:

(Maximum of 6 hours in this section will count toward the 45 hours General Studies requirement.)
- MATH 102*, College Algebra - 3 hours
- MATH 103*, Plane Trigonometry - 3 hours
- MATH 115*, Calculus I with Analytic Geometry - 5 hours
- MATH 202*, Calculus II with Analytic Geometry - 5 hours
- MATH 260, Calculus III - 5 hours

- *Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher
level, reducing the hours needed for General Studies, and increasing the hours of
unrestricted Electives.
- Natural Sciences minimum = 13 including:
- Social and Behavioral Sciences minimum = 9
- Personal Development minimum = 2

- BS Science-related course requirements = 0
- Major Option = 34
- Minor or 2nd Major, minimum = 24

Minors are 24 hours; 18 must be unduplicated. Electing a second major may add as many as
18 required hours to the program. Should 6 hours of the minor also meet other
requirements, the unrestricted electives will be greater.
- Minimum total hours required coursework = 121
- Unrestricted electives in 125 hour program = 4
- Minimum total hours required for BS in Physics = 125

All UNK degrees require a minimum of 125 hours. Forty (40) of the hours required for
all UNK degrees must be upper division hours, which are courses numbered 300 or above
taken at a 4-year college or university.

- Physics Requirements (34 hours required)
- Take all of the following:
- PHYS 346, Modern Physics I - 4 hours
- PHYS 400, Analytic Mechanics I - 3 hours (Prereq: PHYS 410, MATH 305 OR permission of instructor)
- PHYS 401, Analytic Mechanics II - 3 hours
- PHYS 405, Electricity and Magnetism I - 3 hours (Prereq: PHYS 410, MATH 305 OR permission of instructor)
- PHYS 406, Electricity and Magnetism II - 3 hours
- PHYS 410, Mathematical Techniques in Physics - 4 hours
- PHYS 411, Math Techniques in Physics II - 3 hours
- PHYS 417, Quantum Mechanics - 3 hours (Prereq: PHYS 416 or permission of instructor)
- PHYS 430, Optics - 4 hours
- PHYS 440, Heat and Thermodynamics - 4 hours

15 Apr 2009

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