Teach at a major research institution. Develop and build instruments that diagnose disease. Become a project manager at an engineering firm. As a physics major at BVU, you will not only explore the fundamental properties and laws that govern space, time, energy and matter, you will acquire superior problem-solving abilities and quantitative reasoning skills that can be applied to any number of professions.

Through your studies, you’ll become an adept critical thinker as you study how the natural world behaves by addressing real-world questions and complex problems. You will also carry out an extended research project under the guidance of a highly qualified professor, or have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship at a major research institution. These practical, hands-on applications will enhance your analytical skills, broaden your perspectives, and prepare you for a career in virtually every field or for further study in physics or engineering. The physics program at BVU also has a curriculum track geared toward preparing students for the dual degree engineering program at Washington University in St. Louis.

## Major in Physics: 51 credit hours

- MATH 160 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
- MATH 161 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
- MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
- MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 361 Differential Equations
- PHYS 211 General Physics I: Calculus Based
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus Based
- PHYS 310 Mechanics
- PHYS 360 Mathematical Physics
- PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism
- PHYS 481 Research I
- PHYS 482 Research II
- Electives from MATH, CMSC, or PHYS at the 300 level

### Recommended support work

- CMSC 181 Computer Science I
- CMSC 182 Computer Science II
- PHYS 353 Thermodynamics

## Major in Engineering Physics: 31 credit hours

This option is available only to the students in the dual degree program.

- MATH 160 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
- MATH 161 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
- MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
- MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 361 Differential Equations
- PHYS 211 General Physics I: Calculus Based
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus Based
- 2 courses from PHYS 310, 360, 370, or 380
- Plus completion of engineering curriculum at Washington University or the University of Minnesota

## Minor in Physics: 17 credit hours

- PHYS 211 General Physics I: Calculus Based
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus Based

### 3 courses from

- PHYS 310 Mechanics
- PHYS 353 Thermodynamics
- PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism

## Major in Physics with Teaching Licensure (5-12): 42 credit hours

- MATH 160 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
- MATH 161 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
- MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
- MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 361 Differential Equations
- PHYS 211 General Physics I: Calculus Based
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus Based
- PHYS 310 Mechanics
- PHYS 360 Mathematical Physics
- PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism
- Physics electives at the 300 level
- Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

### Recommended support work

## General Science Teaching Licensure (5-12)

### Add the following courses:

- BIOL 163 Biological Principles I
- CHEM 151 General Chemistry I

## Minor in Physics with Teaching Licensure (5-12): 24 credit hours

- PHYS 211 General Physics I: Calculus Based
- PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus Based
- Physics electives at the 300 level
- Plus requirements for secondary education and education core