Physics Undergraduate Program

Physics B.S. Interdisciplinary Science Option Suggested Schedule

Freshman Year

Fall Spring

MATH 125, Calculus I

5

MATH 126, Calculus II

5

KU Core Goal 2, outcome 1

3

KU Core Goal 2, outcome 1

3

CHEM 130, Found. Chemistry I

5

PHSX 211/213, General Physics I
(majors are encouraged to take 213)

4/5

Elective/KU Core

3

PHSX 216, Physics I Lab (required with PHSX 211)

1

PHSX 150 Seminar in Physics, Astronomy & Engineering Physics

.05

Elective/KU Core

3

 

16.5

 

16

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 212 or 214, General Physics II

3/4

MATH  320, Differential Equations

3

PHSX 236, Physics II Lab (required with PHSX 212)

1

General Science background (further chemistry, intro. Biology or geology)

3-5

MATH 290, Elem. Linear Algebra

2

PHSX 313, General Physics III

3

MATH 223, Vector Calculus

3

PHSX 316, Intermediate Physics Lab

1

EECS 138, Intro to Computing or
EECS 168, Programming I

3-4

Elective/KU Core

3

KU Core Goal 2, outcome 2

3

PHSX 501/503 Undergrad Research

1

 

15-16

 

14-16

Junior Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 521, Mechanics I

3

PHSX 511, Intro. Quantum Mechanics

3

Math elective

3

Elective/KU Core

9

Elective/KU Core

9

Physics lab or lecture (536, 621)

3-4

 

15

 

15-16

Senior Year

Fall Spring

Physics lab or lecture course (516,711)

3-4

Interdisciplinary science elective

3-4

PHSX 531, Electricity & Magnetism

3

PHSX elective

3

PHSX 671, Thermal Physics

3

Physics course – lab or lecture (631,621,536)

3-4

Interdisciplinary science elective

3-4

Elective/ KU Core

6

Elective/KU Core

3

 

 

 

15-17

 

15-17

 

Courses that are only offered in the semester listed are annotated in boldface type.


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