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Physics B.A. Program (120 sh)

Program Requirements

  • College Composition I [COMP 01.111]†,COM
  • College Composition II [COMP 01.112]†,COM
  • Philosophy of Science—WI, M/G†,HHL(or other approved)
  • Calculus I—MATH [MATH 01.130]†,MS
  • Calculus II [MATH 01.131]†,NPC
  • Calculus III [MATH 01.230]†,NPC
  • Intro. Sci. Prog. or Comp. Sci. & Prog. [CS 01.104 or CS 04.103]†,NPC
  • Chemistry I—LAB [CHEM 06.100]†,MS
  • Chemistry II [CHEM 06.101]†,MS
  • Introductory Mechanics—RS [PHYS 00.220]
  • Introductory Thermodynamics, Fluids, Waves, & Optics [PHYS 00.221]
  • Introductory Electricity & Magnetism [PHYS 00.222]
  • Modern Physics [PHYS 00.300]
  • Physics Electives—Four courses (14 sh):
    • Any three 300+ PHYS courses
    • One approved PHYS or ASTR course
  • Restricted Electives—two courses (6–8 sh) of Approved Career Track Courses

†,XXXThese courses may be used to fulfill Gen Ed required semester hours in the noted bin.

General Education (48 sh)

  • Communications — 6 sh
  • Mathematics and Science — 12 sh
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences — 6 sh
  • History, Humanities, and Languages — 6 sh
  • Non-Program Courses (outside PHYS) — 18 sh

Free Electives (30 sh)

Rowan Experience (≥6 sh)

  • Public Speaking—PS [CMS 06.202]
  • ACE course
  • M/G course (may count towards Gen Ed)
  • LIT course (may count towards Gen Ed)

RS, LAB, MATH, and WI courses are taken in-program as noted above