Physics - B.A. Program Requirements
Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive
||DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)|
|US||10097||Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
||MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (55 credits)* Courses count in major GPA|
|KMC||MATH||12002||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
|12003||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
|32051||Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences I
|32052||Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences II
|PHY||12000||Introductory Physics Seminar
|KBS||23101||General University Physics I
|KBS||23102||General University Physics II
|WIC||30020||Intermediate Physics Laboratory**||2|
|36001||Introductory Modern Physics||3|
|36002||Applications of Modern Physics||3|
|WIC||40020||Advanced Physics Laboratory**||2|
|3/4xxxx||Physic electives (upper division)***||8|
|III.||ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (65 credits)|
|Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories)
|Kent Core Composition||6-8|
|Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
|Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)||6|
|College General Requirements (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)*****||3|
|College General Requirements (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)******||3|
|General Electives (minimum 8 upper-division credit hours)
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.
** A minimum C grade must be earned in either PHY 30020 or 40020 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.
*** Physic electives (8 credit hours): with advisor’s permission, students may replace 3 credit hours of physics electives with PHIL 41035 Philosophy of Science or ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing. Credit is not granted for both the PHY 13001/PHY 13002 and the PHY 23101/PHY 23102 series.
**** Fulfills College General Requirement.
*****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.
******One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.
Additional Notes for the Physics major:
The following courses may not count towards the major:
PHY 11030 Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe (3)
PHY 21430 Frontiers in Astronomy (3)
PHY 21431 Frontiers in Astronomy Laboratory (1)
PHY 21040 Physics in The Entertainment and the Arts (3)
PHY 21041 Physics in The Entertainment and the Arts Laboratory (1)
PHY 24001 Astronomy (3)