BS - Physics - General Concentration

  • The program of study in physics leading to a Bachelor of Science degree provides students with the opportunity to pursue a major field of concentration in physics with the necessary specialization to succeed in a wide array of post-baccalaureate opportunities. The following degree tracks include the course work and experience necessary for student success.  See an academic advisor for specific course information and important aspects of each of these tracks.

    General Physics Track: 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 Bachelor’s degrees in physics develop broad analytical skills and are well prepared to pursue graduate education in physics or related areas of study. Other graduates pursue careers in the engineering, computer science or other STEM-related areas.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriuclum Area D2 (1 of 2)
      4
    • General Education Core Curriuclum Area A2
      3
    • SMC 2000 or PHYS 2900
      3
    Total: 13

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 (2 of 2)
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 17
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I
      3
    • PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics I Lab
      1
    • MATH 2202 Calculus II
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    Total: 16

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MATH 2203 Calculus III
      4
    • PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II
      3
    • PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics II Lab
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 14
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MATH 2306 Ordinary Differential Equation
      3
    • PHYS 3710 Modern Physics
      3
    • PHYS 3260 Mathematical Physics
      3
    • Required Physics Laboratory (1 of 6) Any PHYS ?K? or PHYS ?L? laboratory courses for 6 credit hours* *May include a maximum of 3 credits from PHYS 3110
      3
    • Required Physics Courses (1 of 8) Any 3000- or 4000-level of PHYS courses for 23 credit hours*. *May include a maximum of 8 credits of any non-PHYS 3000 or 4000-level course. *May include a maximum of 6 credits of PHYS 3110 or 4400
      2
    Total: 14

Term 6

Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

Term 8

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 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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