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Degree Plan for B.S. in Physics

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - PAN AMERICAN COS&M 2008 Physics Degree Plan
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General Education Requirements (44 Hours)*      
A Communication (6 Hrs.) Courses Completed Hours Courses to be Completed Hours
  English 1301 & 1302 6 Hrs.        
B Science & Math (11 Hrs.)        
Group 1 PHYS 2401 & 2402 8 Hrs.        
Group 2 MATH 1460 4 Hrs.*        
C Humanitites (9 Hrs.)        
Group 1 English 3 Hrs.        
Group 2 The Arts 3 Hrs.        
Group 3 Philosophy & Modern/Classical        
  Language Literature 3 Hrs.        
D Social Sciences (15 Hrs.)        
Group 1 American History 6 Hrs.        
  Hist 2313 & 2314        
Group 2 Political Science 6 Hrs.        
  Pols 2313 & 2314        
Group 3 Other Social Science 3 Hrs.        
  Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics,        
  Psychology or Sociology        
E Computer Literacy (2 Hrs.)        
  CIS or CSCI 1201 OR higher 2 Hrs.        
PHYSICS MAJOR (36 Hours)  
REQUIRED PHYSICS COURSES (36 Hrs.) Courses Completed Hours Courses to be Completed Hours
3303 Thermodynamics 3 Hrs.        
3402 Modern Physics 4 Hrs.        
3305 Classical Mechanics 3 Hrs.        
3311 Math Methods 3 Hrs.        
3101 Junior Lab I 1 Hr.        
3404 Optics 4 Hrs.        
4305 Statistical Mechanics 3 Hrs.        
3102 Junior Lab II 1 Hr.        
3301 E&M Theory I 3 Hrs.        
4303 Quantum Mech I 3 Hrs.        
4101 Senior Lab I 1 Hr.        
3302 E&M Theory II 3 Hrs.        
4304 Quantum Mech II 3 Hrs.        
4102 Senior Lab II 1 Hr.        
Academic Minor (18-24 Hours); consult the academic minor as requirements vary.
Minor Courses Courses Completed Hours Courses to be Completed Hours
18 Hrs. of which at least 9 must be advanced        
Note: Physics majors have 15 of 23 hours required for a minor in        
Applied Mathematics. If the student chooses to minor in MATH,        
the student is required to take 9 advanced MATH hours for their        
minor and then an additional 9 elective hours in any subject. This        
path does not affect the total hours in the degree plan.        
           
OTHER COURSES TO BE COMPLETED including ADV HRS (24 Hours, including 1 hr from Math 1460)
Upper Level PHYS Course PreReqs Courses Completed Hours Courses to be Completed Hours
  MATH 1470 Calculus II 4 Hrs.        
  MATH 2401 Calculus III 4 Hrs.        
  MATH 3349 Differential Eq. 3 Hrs.        
  PHYS advanced electives 12 Hrs.        
           
*Note: The University core curriculum requirement is 3 hrs. of mathematics.      
ADVANCED HOURS MINIMUM 51 Hrs.   Current Total Adv. Hours :  
TOTAL HOURS MINIMUM
121 Hrs.
 
Current Total Hours :  
Remarks or Substitutions_____________________________________________________________________  
Chair:________________________ Date:__________ Dean _________________________ Date:__________  
           
Remarks or Substitutions_____________________________________________________________________  
Chair:________________________ Date:__________ Dean _________________________ Date:__________  
           
Suggested Course Sequence for Physics Majors:

Freshman
Fall (14 hours): MATH 1460, PHYS 2401, plus 6 additional hours of core curriculum requirements
Spring (16 hours): MATH 1470, PHYS 2402, plus 8 additional hours of core curriculum requirements

Sophomore
Fall (16 hours): MATH 2401 PHYS 3303, plus 9 additional hours of core curriculum requirements
Spring (16 hours): Math 3349, PHYS 3402, plus 9 additional hours of core curriculum requirements

Junior
Fall (16 hours): PHYS 3305, PHYS 3311, PHYS 3101, 3 hour physics elective, plus 6 minor elective hours*
Spring (17 hours): PHYS 3404, PHYS 4303, PHYS 3102, 3 hour physics elective, plus 6 minor elective hours*

Senior
Fall (13 hours): PHYS 3301, PHYS 4304, PHYS 4101, 3 hour physics elective, plus 3 minor elective hours*
Spring (13 hours): PHY 3302, PHYS 4305, PHYS 4102, 3 hour physics elective, plus 3 minor elective hours*