BS Physics

Dear Physics Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each year are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a schedule each term. Your courses must be selected to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for the most current curriculum.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
MATH 1113 3
ENGL 1101 3
POLS 1101 3
Lab science 4
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
MATH 2261 4
ENGL 1102 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Foreign language 3
Lab science 4
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥ 2.0 GPA. Note that all 3000- and 4000- level courses in physics and astronomy are taught on a rotating two-year scheduled. The above schedule is designed for students entering VSU as freshmen during the fall of an odd-numbered year. For students entering during the fall of an even-numbered year, the curricula for years three and four would be interchanged. Also, students may choose to take one or three laboratory courses in upper-level. See VSU catalog for details.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
MATH 2262 4
Foreign language 3
PHYS 2211K 4
ENGL 2111, 2112, or 2113 3
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
MATH 2263 4
PHYS 2212K 4
MATH 2150 3
Area E elective 3
Total hours 14

Milestones: ≥ 2.0 GPA.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
PHYS 4211 3
PHYS 2700 1
PHYS 3040 4
PHYS 3810 3
PHYS 4310 3
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
PHYS 4212 3
PHYS 3100 4
Physics elective 3
PHYS 3800 3
Area C elective 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥ 2.0 GPA.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
PHYS 4111 3
PHYS 4411 3
PHYS 3820 3
Math elective 3
Area E elective 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
PHYS 4112 3
PHYS 4412 3
Physics elective 3
PHYS 4040 4
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥ 2.0 GPA