Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Physics

No new majors are being accepted into this program.
Current students should talk with their advisor if they have questions regarding this program.

    Option A, Engineering Physics
        Required Courses
            MATH 2471 Calculus I (5 credits)
            MATH 2472 Calculus II (5 credits)
            MATH 2490 Differential Equations (4 credits)
            PHYS 2101 Physics I (5 credits)
            PHYS 2102 Physics II (5 credits)
            PHYS 2210 Statics (3 credits)
            PHYS 2220 Dynamics (3 credits)
            PHYS 2500 Electronics I (4 credits)
            PHYS 3150 Circuit Analysis (4 credits)
            PHYS 3270 Systems and Controls (4 credits)
            PHYS 3300 Thermodynamics (3 credits)
            PHYS 3500 Electronics II (4 credits)
            PHYS 3600 Modern Physics (4 credits)
            PHYS 4310 Mathematical Methods of Applied Physics (3 credits)
            PHYS 4540 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (4 credits)
            PHYS 4720 Applied Controls (2 credits)
            PHYS 4751 Engineering Design Project I (2 credits)
            PHYS 4752 Engineering Design Project II (2 credits)
            Subtotal    66 Credits
        Required Electives
            Select 3 credits from Physics courses numbered above 3000 or
            MATH 2480 or CS 2229
            Subtotal    3 Credits
        Total Semester Credits Required for Major, Option A:    69 Credits
        A Total of 128 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor's Degree

    Suggested Schedule for Physics Major Option A
        Freshman
   
         MATH 2471 Calculus I or appropriate beginning math course
            MATH 2472 Calculus II
            PHYS 2101 Physics I
            PHYS 2102 Physics II
            Liberal Education requirements
        Sophomore
            MATH 2490 Differential Equations
            PHYS 2210 Statics
            PHYS 2220 Dynamics
            PHYS 2500 Electronics I
            Liberal Education requirements
        Junior
            PHYS 3500 Electronics II
            PHYS 3600 Modern Physics
            PHYS 4310 Mathematical Methods of Applied Physics
            Advanced Physics courses
            Physics electives
        Senior
            Advanced Physics courses
            Physics electives

    Option B, Physics

No new majors are being accepted into this program.
Current students should talk with their advisor if they have questions regarding this program.
        Required Courses
            MATH 2471 Calculus I (5 credits)
            MATH 2472 Calculus II (5 credits)
            MATH 2490 Differential Equations (4 credits)
            PHYS 2101 Physics I (5 credits)
            PHYS 2102 Physics II (5 credits)
            PHYS 2220 Dynamics (3 credits)
            PHYS 2500 Electronics I (4 credits)
            PHYS 3300 Thermodynamics (3 credits)
            PHYS 3600 Modern Physics (4 credits)
            PHYS 4310 Mathematical Methods of Applied Physics (3 credits)
            PHYS 4540 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (4 credits)
            PHYS 4580 Optics (4 credits)
            PHYS 4610 Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)
            PHYS 4680 Theoretical Physics (4 credits)
            PHYS 4980 Research/Thesis (3 credits)
            Subtotal    59 Credits
        Required Electives
            Select 10 credits from Physics courses numbered above 3000 or
            MATH 2480 or CS 2229
            Subtotal    10 Credits
        Total Semester Credits Required for Major, Option B:    69 Credits
        A Total of 128 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor's Degree

Suggested Schedule for Physics Major Option B
        Freshman
  
         MATH 2471 Calculus I or appropriate beginning math course
            MATH 2472 Calculus II
            PHYS 2101 Physics I
            PHYS 2102 Physics II
            Liberal Education requirements
       Sophomore
            MATH 2490 Differential Equations
            PHYS 2220 Dynamics
            PHYS 2500 Electronics I
            Liberal Education requirements
        Junior
            Advanced Physics courses
            Physics electives
            Liberal Education requirements
        Senior
            Advanced Physics courses
            Physics electives
            Liberal Education requirements

Physics B.S. Minor
        Required Courses
            MATH 2471 Calculus I (5 credits)
            MATH 2472 Calculus II (5 credits)
            PHYS 2101 Physics I (5 credits)
            PHYS 2102 Physics II (5 credits)
            PHYS 2500 Electronics I (4 credits)
            PHYS 3600 Modern Physics (4 credits)
            Subtotal    28 Credits
        Required Electives
            Select 6 credits of electives from Physics courses
            Subtotal    6 Credits
        Total Semester Credits Required for Minor:    34 Credits
        A Total of 128 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor's Degree


2007  Bemidji State University Department of Physics/Science
Last modified:  4/14/2007    Comments to:  dbahr@bemidjistate.edu