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.
ENGL 1101 3
MATH 1113 3
Lab science 4
POLS 1101 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
MATH 2261 4
Lab Science 4
Foreign language 3
PERS 2XXX 2
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
PHYS 2211K 4
ENGL 2111, 2112, or 2113 3
Foreign language 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 2700 1
PHYS 4111 3
PHYS 4411 3
PHYS 3820 4
Area E Elective 3
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
PHYS 4112 3
PHYS 4412 4
MATH 3340 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
Lab or guided elective 3 or 4
Total hours 15 or 16

Milestones: ≥ 2.0 GPA.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
PHYS 4211 3
PHYS 3810 3
PHYS 4310 3
Lab elective 4
Guided elective 3
Total hours 16
Spring Hrs.
PHYS 4212 3
Lab or guided elective 3 or 4
Guided elective 3
Guided elective 3
Area C elective 3
Total hours 15 or 16

Milestones: ≥ 2.0 GPA