Saint Louis University

B.S. Degree in Physics

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
Department of Physics
Bachelor of Science Curriculum

Freshman Year:

Semester 1:CreditsSemester 2:Credits
PHYS 111 Introduction to Physics 1 PHYS 161 Engineering Physics I 3
CHEM 163/165 General Chemistry I with Lab 4 PHYS 162 Engineering Physics I Laboratory 1
ENGL 190 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric 3 MATH 143 Calculus II 4
MATH 142 Calculus I 4 CSCI 145 Scientific Programming 3
Humanities Elective 3 THEO 100 Theological Foundations 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 14

Sophomore Year:

Semester 1:CreditsSemester 2:Credits
PHYS 163 Engineering Physics II3PHYS 261 Modern Physics3
PHYS 164 Engineering Physics II Laboratory1PHYS 262 Modern Physics Laboratory1
MATH 244 Calculus III4PHYS 311 Classical Mechanics3
CMM 293 Small Group Presentation1MATH 355 Differential Equations3
Allied Elective3CSCI 320 Numerical Analysis I3
Social Science Elective3Allied Elective3
Total Credit Hours15Total Credit Hours16

Junior Year:

Semester 1:CreditsSemester 2:Credits
PHIL 205 Ethics3PHYS 421 Electricity-Magnetism I3
  PHYS 341 Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 461 Quantum Mechanics3PHYS 386 Physics Research I0
MATH 370 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers3MATH 403 Probability and Statistics3
Open Elective3Allied Elective3
Allied Elective3Allied Elective3
Total Credit Hours15Total Credit Hours15

Senior Year:

Semester 1:CreditsSemester 2:Credits
PHYS 351 Analog and Digital Electronics4PHYS 488 Physics Research III3
PHYS Upper Level Course3PHYS 331 Optics3
PHYS 487 Physics Research II0PHYS 332 Optics Laboratory1
Allied Elective3PHYS Upper Division Course3
Allied Elective3Allied Elective3
Cultural Diversity Elective3General Elective3
Total Credit Hours16Total Credit Hours16

Total Credit Hours: 122

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