Physics, Astrophysics Major - Bachelor of Science
2021-22 Four-Year Plan

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENGL 110C3MATH 2124
MATH 2114PHYS 261N4
CHEM 121N and CHEM 122N4PHYS 103N or PHYS 104N4
Elective or Language & Culture I (May be waived; See requirement details) 3ELective or Language & Culture II (May be waived; See requirement details)0-3
 14 12-15
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENGL 211C or ENGL 231C (Grade of C or better required)3PHYS 3193
MATH 312 or MATH 2854CS 1504
PHYS 262N4MATH 307 or MATH 2803
Information Literacy and Research: CS 120G or CS 121G or OEAS 130G3PHYS 120 or PHYS 309*1
Oral Communication3Human Creativity3
 Interpreting the Past3
 17 17
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 3553ASTP 313*3
PHYS 3033PHYS 413, PHYS 453, or PHYS 456*3
PHYS 3233PHYS 499W or PHYS 489W & PHYS 490W* (Grade of C or better required)3
PHYS 4253MATH 316 or MATH 401 or MATH 421 or MATH 4223
Literature3Human Behavior3
 15 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 4523PHYS 413, PHYS 453, or PHYS 4563
PHYS 4203PHYS 4543
ASTP 4143Philosophy and Ethics3
Impact of Technology3ASTP 4953
Upper-Division General Education Course (Option D)*3Upper-Division General Education Course (Option D)*3
 15 15
Total credit hours: 120-123

*The four-year plan is a suggested curriculum to complete this degree program in four years.  It is just one of several plans that will work and is presented only as broad guidance to students. Each student is strongly encouraged to develop a customized plan in consultation with their academic advisor.  Additional information can also be found in Degree Works. 

*PHYS 120 and PHYS 420 are offered fall semester only.  ASTP 313, PHYS 309, PHYS 453, and PHYS 456 are offered spring semester only.