Saint Louis University

B.A. Degree in Physics - option for Pre-Med Students

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
Bachelor of Arts Curriculum
Preprofessional Health Studies Option - 133 credit hours (*if certain core requirements satisfy multiple core categories)

Requirements of the B. A. Degree:
CHEM 1110/1115 General Chemistry I w/Lab
CSCI 1060 Scientific Programming
MATH 1510 Calculus I
MATH 1520 Calculus II
MATH 2530 Calculus III
MATH 3550 Differential Equations
MATH 2660 Principles of Mathematics
MATH 3120 Introduction to Linear Algebra
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 I
PHYS 4210 Electricity & Magnetism
PHYS 4610 Quantum Mechanics

Senior Inquiry (0-3 Cr) one of the following:
PHYS 4840 Thesis
PHYS 4880 Research Project
PHYS 4890 Comprehensive Examination

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

Additional Requirements for Preprofessional Health Studies:
BIOL 1040 Principles of Biology I/Lab
BIOL 1060 Principles of Biology II/Lab
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function
CHEM 1120/1125 General Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 2410/2415 Principles of Organic Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 2420/2425 Principles of Organic Chemistry II/Lab

Core Curriculum Requirements:
Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric (ENGL 1900 or ENGL 1920)
Foreign Language (2 courses)
Cultural Diversity (2 course - U.S. Diversity & Global Citizenship)
Fine and Performing Arts (1 course)
Literature (2 courses)
History (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)

Sample Four Year Plan

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