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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Physics (B.S.)


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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018

College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Building–Sundquist Science Center
Room B332
Phone (931) 221-6116
Website:  www.apsu.edu/physics/physicsmajor.php

Description of Major

The APSU Physics Major is versatile enough to provide superior preparation for graduate study or a career in a wide variety of physics-related disciplines, from Astrophysics to Engineering to Medicine.  Its large selection of major electives allow the student to tailor the major to exactly the career path in which they are interested.  A minor is not required, though a mathematics minor is suggested (3 additional hours in mathematics at the 3000 or higher level required for a mathematics minor).  All upper-level physics courses (3000 or higher) require prerequisites to be passed with a grade of C or better for registration.

General Education Core


  Credit Hours
see Common Core 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Total Hours 12


Major Core Requirements


Major Guided Electives


Science or Mathematics at any level


Eight (8) of additional coursework from any Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at either the lower or upper level.

Total Hours 8


Upper Division Electives


Total Hours 10


Total Hours 18


Total Program Hours 120


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