Major in Physics (B.S.)
PHY260Careers in Engineering and Physics Seminar1
PHY292
292D
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 1
4
PHY296
PHY297
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
PHY302
PHY303
Electronics
and Electronics Lab
4
PHY312
PHY313
Modern Physics
and Modern Physics Lab
4
PHY320Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4
Choose one of the following:4
Optics
and Optics Lab
Topics in Contemporary Optics
and Topics in Contemporary Optics Lab
PHY340Mechanics4
PHY365Physics Research Seminar1
PHY400Electricity and Magnetism4
PHY410Thermodynamics4
PHY440Quantum Mechanics4
PHY490Research3
COS205Scientific Computing3
MAT124MCalculus 1 14
MAT125Calculus 24
MAT222Differential Equations3
MAT223Multivariable Calculus3
Choose one of the following:3-4
Numerical Methods
Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering
and Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering Lab
Major65-66
General Education51-52
electives6-8
Total Credits122-126
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

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B.S. in Physics 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY292
292D General Physics I and General Physics I Lab
4GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4PHY296
PHY297 General Physics II and General Physics II Lab
4
MAT124M Calculus 14 MAT125 Calculus 24
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES110 College Writing3 Nature of Persons (N) course 3
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3  
 15 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY302
PHY303 Electronics and Electronics Lab
4World cultures (U) course 3PHY312
PHY313 Modern Physics and Modern Physics Lab
4
MAT223 Multivariable Calculus3 PHY352
PHY333 (or elective)2 Computer Methods in Physics and EngineeringOptics Lab
4
COS205 Scientific Computing3 MAT222 Differential Equations3
THE201 Christian Theology3 Second Language (S) course1 4
PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1  
PHY260 Careers in Engineering and Physics Seminar1  
 15 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY320 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3PHY332
PHY333 (or elective)3 OpticsOptics Lab
4
PHY340 Mechanics4 PHY365 Physics Research Seminar1
PHY400 Electricity and Magnetism4 PHY440 Quantum Mechanics4
Contemporary Western Life and thought (L) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
 15 3 12
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY490 Research3Interim Off PHY410 Thermodynamics4
MAT344 (or elective)2 Numerical Methods3 PHY432
PHY433 (or elective)3 Topics in Contemporary OpticsTopics in Contemporary Optics Lab
4
Interpreting Biblical themes (J) course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Electives 4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 13-16 0 12-15
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 Choose from MAT344 or PHY352/353

3

 Choose from PHY332/333 or PHY432/433

This program assumes a student will use MAT124M and PHY292/292D to meet the general education Mathematics and Laboratory Science requirements.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for the state grant purposes only.)  

B.S. in Physics 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humaniites

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY292
292D General Physics I and General Physics I Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4PHY296
PHY297 General Physics II and General Physics II Lab
4
MAT124M Calculus 14 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 MAT125 Calculus 24
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
 13 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY302
PHY303 Electronics and Electronics Lab
4World Cultures (U) course 3PHY312
PHY313 Modern Physics and Modern Physics Lab
4
PHY260 Careers in Engineering and Physics Seminar1 PHY352
PHY3532 Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering and Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering Lab
4
MAT223 Multivariable Calculus3 MAT222 Differential Equations3
COS205 Scientific Computing3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Second Language (S) course1 4
 15 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY320 Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering4Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3PHY332
PHY333 (or elective)3 OpticsOptics Lab
4
PHY340 Mechanics4 PHY365 Physics Research Seminar1
PHY400 Electricity and Magnetism4 PHY440 Quantum Mechanics4
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Elective 2
 15 3 12
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PHY490 Research3MAT344 (or elective)2 Numerical Methods3PHY410 Thermodynamics4
MAT344 (or elective)2 Numerical Methods3 PHY432
PHY433 (or elective)3 Topics in Contemporary OpticsTopics in Contemporary Optics Lab
4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Elective 1
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 12-15 3 12-15
Total Credits: 123-129
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 Choose from MAT344 or PHY352/353

3

 Choose from PHY332/333 or PHY432/433

This program assumes a student will use MAT124M and PHY292/292D to meet the general education Mathematics and Laboratory Science requirements.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for the state grant purposes only.)