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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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 Requirements that Satisfy General Education Core

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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