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Program Sample Plan

Program name: Physics B.S. Phys.
Sub-plan: Secondary Education
Sample Plan: Secondary Education
Total Credits: 120.0
The sample plan below shows you one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Your academic plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements, if you have multiple course options to choose from in your major, or if courses don't fit your schedule in a given term. Use Graduation Planner to make your customized plan, and work with your academic adviser to ensure that you are on track to graduate on time.
Year 1 - Fall Semester: 15.0 cr
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I : 4.0 cr : PHYS, WI
MATH 1271 - Calculus I : 4.0 cr : MATH
LE (Diversity and Soc Justice US) :3.0 cr
Freshman Composition :4.0 cr
Year 1 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
LE (Civic Life and Ethics) :3.0 cr
MATH 1272 - Calculus II : 4.0 cr
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II : 4.0 cr : PHYS, WI
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology : 4.0 cr : SOCS
Year 2 - Fall Semester: 16.0 cr
PHYS 2201 - Introductory Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics : 4.0 cr
LE (Biological Sciences) :4.0 cr
PHYS 2503 - Physics III: Intro to Waves, Optics, and Special Relativity : 4.0 cr
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations : 4.0 cr
Year 2 - Spring Semester: 14.0 cr
PHYS 2601 - Quantum Physics : 4.0 cr
PHYS 3605W - Modern Physics Laboratory : 3.0 cr : WI
PHYS 3041 - Mathematical Methods for Physicists : 3.0 cr
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus : 4.0 cr
Year 3 - Fall Semester: 16.0 cr
PHYS 4051 - Methods of Experimental Physics I : 5.0 cr
PHYS 4001 - Analytical Mechanics : 4.0 cr
LE (Literature) :3.0 cr
CSCI 1113 - Introduction to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers : 4.0 cr
Year 3 - Spring Semester: 16.0 cr
PHYS 4052W - Methods of Experimental Physics II : 5.0 cr : WI
EE 3005 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering : 4.0 cr
MM 3305 - Advanced 3D Printing for Innovative Business Practices : 3.0 cr
PHYS 4002 - Electricity and Magnetism : 4.0 cr
Year 4 - Fall Semester: 13.0 cr
HSCI 3814 - Revolutions in Science: The Babylonians to Newton : 3.0 cr : HIS, GP
LE (Technology and Society) :3.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr
MATH 5651 - Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics : 4.0 cr
Year 4 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
PHIL 3601W - Scientific Thought : 4.0 cr : WI
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis : 4.0 cr : MATH
AST 1001 - Exploring the Universe : 4.0 cr : PHYS, ENV
LE (Arts/Humanities) :3.0 cr