Saint Louis University

B.A. Degree in Physics

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
Bachelor of Arts Curriculum - 122-125 credit hours

Requirements of the B. A. Degree:
CHEM 1110/1115 General Chemistry/Lab
MATH 1510 Calculus I
MATH 1520 Calculus II
MATH 2530 Calculus III
MATH 2660 Principles of Mathematics
MATH 3120 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH 3550 Differential Equations I
MATH 4310 Introduction to Complex Variables
PHYS 1110 Introduction to Physics
PHYS 1610 Engineering Physics I
PHYS 1620 Engineering Physics I Lab
PHYS 1630 Engineering Physics II
PHYS 1640 Engineering Physics II Lab
PHYS 2610 Modern Physics
PHYS 2620 Modern Physics Lab
PHYS 3110 Classical Mechanics
PHYS 4210 Electricity & Magnetism I
PHYS 4610 Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 4880 Senior Inquiry

Two additional courses selected from the following list:
PHYS 3120 Advanced Classical Mechanics
PHYS 3310 Optics/Lab
PHYS 3410 Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 3510 Analog & Digital Electronics/Lab
PHYS 3610 Modern Physics II
PHYS 4220 Electricity & Magnetism II
PHYS 4620 Application of Quantum Mechanics

Recommended:
CSCI 1060 Intro. to CS: Scientific Programming

Core Curriculum Requirements:
Foundations of Discourse (ENGL1900 or 1940)
Foreign Language (2 courses)
Cultural Diversity (2 courses - US Diversity & Global Citizenship)
Fine & Performing Arts (1 course)
Literature (2 courses)
History (2 courses; HIST 1110 & HIST 1120)
Philosophy (3 courses; PHIL 1050, PHIL 2050, Level 3000)
Theology (3 courses; THEO 1000, Level 2000, Level 3000)
Social Science (2 courses)

Open Electives:
Three courses

Sample Four Year Plan

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