Jan 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

Physics Major

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College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

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

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

Major Core Requirements

Major Guided Electives

8 Additional Hours from the College of STEM

Select eight (8) additional hours from the courses below:

Total Hours 8

Upper Division Electives

Select ten (10) credit hours from the courses below:

Total Hours 10

Total Hours 18

Major Free Electives

  • Eleven (11) credit hours of general electives

Total Hours 11

Total Program Hours 120

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