Program Title: Physics B.A.

 

General Information

Campus:

University of Minnesota, Morris

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Career:

Undergraduate

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Program type:

Baccalaureate

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Program title (short):

Physics B.A.

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Program title (long):

Physics B.A.

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Program short description:

Phys

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Additional terms:

This program is 8 semesters (4 years) long.

This program does not need any summer terms.

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Stakeholder college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Degree-granting college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Approver college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Administrative college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Budgetary college(s):

'UMM-Science & Math, Div of'=100

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Acad plan code(s):

'UMM-Science & Math, Div of'=067620227

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Department(s):

Division of Science & Mathematics - Adm

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First term admitting students:

Fall 1960

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Effective date:

Fall 2005

Fall 2007

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

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Catalog description:

Objectives—The physics program is designed to help students understand the concepts of classical and modern physics while also developing their ability to solve quantitative problems in these areas. It provides the opportunity for students to acquire the skills necessary to perform experimental work. The program develops students' ability to communicate, in form and content, both verbally and in writing, the results of scientific work.

 

The physics program offers a background suitable for students planning to pursue graduate study or careers in industry, research, or teaching. It also provides a solid foundation for any career requiring analytical reasoning.

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RIASEC codes:

 

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Field of study:

Math, Engineering, and Science

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Program contact(s):

U of M internet ID: fordcj 
Name: Carol Ford 
E-mail address: fordcj@umn.edu 
Telephone number: 320/589-6300 
Campus mailing address: 
UMM Div of Science and Math, RM 2550 Sci, M242A, 600 E 4th St, Morris, MN 56267

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Program Requirements

Program length in credits:

120 credits

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Major length in credits:

58 credits

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Number of semesters of a second language that are required:

2

0

Specific language(s) required:

Any Second Language

No Second Language

Other requirements:

Required courses may not be taken S-N. The GPA in these courses must be at least 2.50.

Courses may not be taken S-N. The GPA in these courses must be at least 2.00. Courses with a grade lower than C- may not be used to meet the major requirements.

Required course(s):

Major Requirements

MATH 1101 - Calculus I, M/SR (5.0 cr)

  MATH 1102 - Calculus II, M/SR (5.0 cr)

  MATH 2101 - Calculus III, M/SR (4.0 cr)

  MATH 2401 - Differential Equations, M/SR (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 1101 - General Physics I, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

  PHYS 1102 - General Physics II, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

  PHYS 2101 - Modern Physics, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

  PHYS 2201 - Circuits and Electronic Devices, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3101 - Classical Mechanics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3401 - Experimental Physics, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 4101 - Electromagnetism, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 4201 - Quantum Mechanics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 4901 - Senior Thesis (1.0 cr)

Required Courses

PHYS 1101 - General Physics I, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

  PHYS 1102 - General Physics II, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

  PHYS 2101 - Modern Physics, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

  PHYS 3101 - Classical Mechanics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 4101 - Electromagnetism, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 4201 - Quantum Mechanics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 4901 - Senior Thesis (1.0 cr)

  MATH 1101 - Calculus I, M/SR (5.0 cr)

  MATH 1102 - Calculus II, M/SR (5.0 cr)

  MATH 2101 - Calculus III, M/SR (4.0 cr)

  MATH 2401 - Differential Equations, M/SR (4.0 cr)

 

Elective Courses

Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:

  PHYS 3001 - Astrophysics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3002 - Biological and Medical Physics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3003 - Computer Modeling of Materials, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3201 - Mathematical Methods in Physics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3301 - Optics, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3501 - Statistical Physics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)

  PHYS 4993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)

 

Elective Courses

Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:

  PHYS 2201 - Circuits and Electronic Devices, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3001 - Astrophysics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3002 - Biological and Medical Physics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3003 - Computer Modeling of Materials, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3201 - Mathematical Methods in Physics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3301 - Optics, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3401 - Experimental Physics, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3501 - Statistical Physics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  PHYS 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)

  PHYS 4993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)