Physics Undergraduate Program

Physics B.S. UKan Teach Pre-Professional 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

LA&S 290 Approaches to Teaching Science & Math I

1

LA&S 291 Approaches to Teaching Science & Math II

1

PHSX 150 Seminar in Physics, Astronomy & Engineering Physics

0.5

Elective/KU Core

3

 

17.5

 

17

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

KU Core Goal 2, outcome 2

3

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

C&T 366 Classroom Interactions

3

C&T 360 Knowing & Learning

3

PHSX 503, Undergraduate Research

1

 

 

Elective/KU Core

3

 

15-16

 

17

Junior Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 521, Mechanics I

3

PHSX 511, Intro. Quantum Mechanics

3

PHSX 516, Physical Measurements

4

PHSX 621, Mechanics II

3

PHSX elective

3

PHSX 536, Elec. Circ. Meas. & Design

4

History of Science Course

3

CHEM 598, Research Methods

3

Math elective

3

Elective/ KU Core

3

 

16

 

16

Senior Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 711, Quantum Mechanics

3

PHSX 631, Electromagnetic Theory II

3

PHSX 531, Electricity & Magnetism

3

 Elective/KU Core

3

PHSX 671, Thermal Physics

3

C&T 500, Student teaching

6

C&T 448, Reading and Writing

3

C&T 598, Special Topics Seminar

1

C&T 460, Project-Based Instruction

3

 

 

 

15

 

13

 

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