#### Physics and Physical Science Major

### Physics Comprehensive Option

Bachelor of Science

NSS BS 6203

- Minimum General Studies = 45

+ General Studies coursework required by major = 66
- English Language minimum = 9
- Humanities minimum = 9
- Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science minimum = 24 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
- MATH 305, Differential Equations - 3 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 = 57
- Minimum total hours required coursework = 123
- Unrestricted electives in 125 hour program = 2
- Minimum total hours required for BS in Physics Comprehensive = 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 Comprehensive Requirements (42 hours required)
- Take all of the following:
- PHYS 323, Introductory Electronics - 4 hours
- PHYS 346, Modern Physics I - 4 hours
- PHYS 347, Modern Physics II - 4 hours
- PHYS 400, Analytic Mechanics I - 3 hours
- PHYS 401, Analytic Mechanics II - 3 hours
- PHYS 405, Electricity and Magnetism I - 3 hours
- PHYS 406, Electricity and Magnetism II - 3 hours
- PHYS 410, Mathematical Techniques in Physics - 4 hours
- PHYS 411, Mathematical 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

- Physics Comprehensive Electives (6 hours required)
- Physics Comprehensive Math and CSIS Electives (6 hours required)
- Physics Writing Intensive Electives (3 hours required)
- Take at least 3 hours from:

15 Apr 2009

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