BS - Physics - General Track

  • College of Science and Mathematics
    Department of Physics

    Physics, BS (General Track)

    Program Information:
    Physics is the study of matter, motion, force and energy across space and time. This area of study is wide-ranging and math-intensive; students who earn a Bachelor’s degree in Physics develop broad analytical skills.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Physics - General Track degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-4205


    Advising Contact Information:
    http://csm.kennesaw.edu/physics/index.php

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community  Required if first-year, full-time student entering KSU.
    3
  • General Education Area A-2 (Quantitative) Requirement  MATH 1190 is strongly recommended.
    4
Total: 14

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
  • CHEM 1212 or BIOL 1107
    3
  • CHEM 1212L or BIOL 1107L
    1
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must complete MATH 1190 by this semester.

Year 1 (Hours: 29)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must complete PHYS 2211/2211L and MATH 2202 by this semester.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must complete PHYS 2212/2212L by this semester.

Year 2 (Hours: 33)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 4
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • Upper-Division Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
Total: 17

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • 3
  • Upper-Division Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must complete PHYS 2213 and MATH 2306 by this semester.

Year 3 (Hours: 35)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 4
  • 4
  • Upper-Division Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • Upper-Division Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
Total: 14

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Petition to graduate.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • PHYS 4400 or PHYS 3110
    1
  • Upper-Division Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    4
  • Upper-Division Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    4
  • Upper-Division Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
Total: 14
Year 4 (Hours: 28)


Program Total: 125 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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