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B.S. Physics

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Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Science in Physics

The Department offers the B.S. degree in Physics. Its graduates may enter occupations in industry, government, and  education.  Many graduates  continue their education in graduate  or professional schools.  Students  in other departments may elect to minor in either physics or astronomy.


Plans of Study

First Year
UNI 101 Introduction to University Life 0
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
HED 100 Personal & Community Health 2
HIS 10X History or Social Sciences 3
MTH 184 Calculus I 4
MTH 251 Calculus II 4
PED 100 Fundamentals of Fitness for Life 1
PHY 160 University Physics I 4
PHY 160L University Physics Lab I 1
PHY 161 University Physics II 4
PHY 161L University Physics Lab II 1
Total Hours Required 3
 
Second Year
XXX XXX Cultural Elective 3
XXX XXX Humanities Elective from core 3
XXX XXX Elective (unrestricted) 3
CSC 169 Introduction to Computer Science 3
MTH 252 Calculus III 4
MTH 372 Differential Equations 3
PHY 241 Physics Seminar 1
PHY 260 University Physics III 4
PHY 345 Mathematical Methods for Physical Science I 3
PHY 350 Modern Physics 3
PHY 351 Concepts in Modern Physics 1
ENG 299 Writing Competency Exam 0
Total Hours Required
 
 
Third Year
CHM 221 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 221L General Chemistry Lab I 1
CHM 222 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 222L General Chemistry Lab II 1
PHY 365 Mechanics I 3
PHY 366 Mechanics II 3
PHY 375 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
PHY 380 Quantum Mechanics I 3
PHY 399 Advanced Lab 2
PHY 445 Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences II 3
SCM 285 Public Speaking 3
SOC 101 Social Sciences 3
Total Hours Required 31
Fourth Year
XXX XXX Elective (Unrestricted) 10
XXX XXX Humanities elective from core 3
PHY 356 Thermodynamics 3
PHY 468 Optics 3
PHY 475 Electricity and Magnetism II 3
PHY 480 Quantum Mechanics II 3
PHY 498 Senior Project I 1
PHY 499 Senior Project II 2
Total Hours Required 28
 
Summary of Graduation Requirements
   
Subject Area Credit Hours
General Education Requirements 40
Major Requirements 67
Electives 13
Total Degree Hours Required 120