Aug 04, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Physics Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS3331

College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Astronomy Department
Clippinger Labs 251
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1718
Fax: 740.593.0433
physics@ohio.edu
http://www.phy.ohiou.edu

David Tees, contact person
 

Program Overview

The B.S. degree in physics provides a comprehensive introduction to both classical and modern physics. Students graduating with this degree will have a good understanding of Newtonian mechanics, electromagnetic phenomena, thermodynamics, special relativity and quantum mechanics. Students will also gain practical skills from laboratory and computer programming courses.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students changing into the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students transferring into the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

With the B.S. degree, students can get jobs in industry, government or teaching. In addition, the degree prepares students for advanced training in physics at the graduate level.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Physics Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 36 semester credit hours of PHYS coursework, including all the requirements below.

General Physics Sequence


General Physics I


Complete one of the following courses:

General Physics II


Complete one of the following courses:

Other Physics Courses


Complete the following courses:

Physics Seminar and Labs


Complete the following courses:

Advanced Physics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Physics Common Mathematics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Numerical Requirement for Physics


Complete the following course:

Natural Sciences Elective Courses


Complete at least 6 hours in PHYS, ASTR or MATH at 3000-level or above, in CHEM at 1500-level or above, or in BIOS at 1700-level or above. Courses used in the major may not be reused here.

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