B.S. Physics

In addition to degree requirements below, students must satisfy 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits--see the Academic Information section of this catalog).  Of the courses below, MATH 1170 will satisfy General Education Objective 3, while together, the CHEM and lower-division PHYS requirements will satisfy General Education Objective 5.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3- MATH 11703
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements  

CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
MATH 1170Calculus I4
MATH 1175Calculus II4
MATH 2275Calculus III4
MATH 3360Differential Equations3
MATH 4421
MATH 4422
Advanced Engineering Mathematics I
and Advanced Engineering Mathematics II
or PHYS 4461
PHYS 4462
Introduction to Mathematical Physics I
and Introduction to Mathematical Physics II
PHYS 2211
PHYS 2212
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics II
PHYS 2213
PHYS 2214
Engineering Physics I Laboratory
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
PHYS 3301Modern Physics3
PHYS 3313Intermediate Laboratory I2
PHYS 4403
PHYS 4404
Advanced Modern Physics I
and Advanced Modern Physics II
PHYS 4414Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement3
PHYS 4415Statistical Physics3
PHYS 4421
PHYS 4422
Electricity and Magnetism I
and Electricity and Magnetism II
PHYS 4483Theoretical Mechanics4
PHYS 4492Colloquium in Physics1
Plus 5 additional 4000-level PHYS credits5
Total Credits73

  Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)63
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives20
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)