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Bachelor of Science in Physics–Premedical Physics

This program offers the courses needed to meet the entrance requirements of essentially all schools of medicine, dentistry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry and optometry. The premedical advisor organizes a premedical evaluation committee to provide evaluation letters for students applying to medical school. Students graduating with premedical physics degrees have very high acceptance rates into medical and professional schools. Note this program is also an excellent choice for the student interested in a prelaw curriculum. 

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Physics – Premedical Physics must complete the course requirements listed in the following curriculum. Because the subject matter of general physics forms a critically important foundation for all advanced physics courses, the minimum grade for satisfying the prerequisite requirements for a physics major is a grade of C for each of the following courses: PHY 1001, PHY 2002, PHY 2003, PHY 2091 and PHY 2092.

Freshman Year

FALL CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1* 4
CHM 1101 Chemistry 1 4
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1* 4
PHY 1050 Physics and Space Sciences Seminar 1
   17


SPRING CREDITS
BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2  4
BIO 1200 Introduction to the Health Professions 1
CHM 1102 Chemistry 2 4
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1
   18

Sophomore Year

FALL CREDITS
CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 1 3
CHM 2011 Organic Chemistry Lab 1 2
COM 1102 Writing about Literature 3
MTH 2001 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 2 1
   17

 

SPRING CREDITS
CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2012 Organic Chemistry Lab 2 2
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
MTH 2201 Differential Equations / Linear Algebra 4
PHY 2003 Modern Physics 3
   15

Junior Year

FALL CREDITS
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
MTH 3210 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations and Applications
3
PHY 3011 Physical Mechanics 4
PHY 3060 Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics 4
  Technical Elective 4
  18


SPRING CREDITS
CSE 1502 Introduction to Software Development with C++ 3
PHY 3035 Quantum Mechanics  4
PHY 3440 Electromagnetic Theory 3
  Humanities Core Course** 3
  Technical Elective 4
  17

Senior Year

FALL CREDITS
PHY 4200 Senior Seminar 1 (Q) 1
  Humanities Elective 3
  Restricted Elective (PHY 4xxx) 3
  Technical Electives 6
    13


SPRING CREDITS
PHY 4210 Senior Seminar 2 (Q)
1
  Social Science Elective 3
  Technical Electives 10
  14

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 129

*Students will be block registered into Biological Discovery 1 (BIO 1010). Students who place into Calculus 2 (MTH 1002) are encouraged to take Physics 1 (PHY 1001) in the first semester and BIO 1010 later in the program.

**Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern 
HUM 2142  World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial 
HUM 2212  British and American Literature 1 
HUM 2213  British and American Literature 2 
HUM 2331  American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era 
HUM 2332  American History: From Reconstruction to the Present 

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.

Technical Electives CREDITS
BIO 2110 General Genetics (recommended for fall of junior year) 4
BIO 3210 Mammalian Physiology 4
BIO 4010 Biochemistry 1 4
BIO 4110 Biochemistry 2 4
BIO 4301 Cell Biology 3
BIO 4550 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
CHM 3301 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 3311 Analytical Chemistry Lab 1 2
  Any 3000- or 4000-level PHY course 2

As the department has deemed some technical electives more important than others, students should discuss all technical elective course choices with their advisor before registration.