2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Physics BS - Curricular Plan

Physics

North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-2017
716-645-2507
arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/physics.html
John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 19.02 PHYSICS-GEN-NO BIOPHYSCS, CIP: 40.0801 Physics, General)

Curricular Plan

A Finish in 4 Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum in four years. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

All students are encouraged to use this plan in conjunction with other academic planning resources such as your academic advisor, the hUB Academic Advisement Report, My Planner and Path Finder tool.

In addition to following this course roadmap, all other admission and academic requirements of this major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog must be met in order to successfully complete this degree.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
UB Seminar UBS 3
CHE 101LLR General Chemistry M/SLI1 5
MTH 141LR College Calculus 1 M/MQR 4
PHY 107LR College Physics or PHY 117LR Gen Phys Hon 1 M/SLI2 or M/SLI2 4 or 4
Total Credits: 16
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
MTH 142LR College Calculus 2 M 4
PHY 108LR General Physics 2 or PHY 118LR Gen Phys Hon 2 M or M 4 or 4
PHY 158LAB General Physics Lab 2 M 1
CHE 102LLR General Chemistry M 5
ENG 105LEC Writing and Rhetoric CL1 4
Total Credits: 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
MTH 241LR College Calculus 3 M 4
MTH 306LR Intro Diff Equations M 4
PHY 208LEC General Physics 4 M 3
Pathway and Diversity Learning DL/P 3
Pathway P 3
Total Credits: 17
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
MTH 418LR Surv Partial Differ Equa M 4
PHY 207LR General Physics 3 M 4
PHY 257LAB General Physics 3 Lab M 1
Pathway P 3
Pathway P 3
Total Credits: 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
MTH 417LR Survey Multivariable Cal M 4
PHY 301LEC Intermediate Mechanics 1 M 3
PHY 401LEC Quantum Mechanics I M 3
Communication Literacy CL2 3
Total Credits: 13
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
PHY 302LEC Intermediate Mechanics 2 M 3
PHY 307LAB Modern Physics Lab M 2
PHY 402LEC Quantum Mechanics II M 3
Pathway P 3
Pathway P 3
Total Credits: 14

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
PHY 403LEC Electricity & Magnetism 1 M 3
PHY 405LEC Thermal & Stat Physics 1 M 3
Physics Elective M 3
PHY 407LAB Advanced Physics Lab or PHY 408LAB Advanced Physics Lab M or M 3 or 3
UBC 399 UB Capstone CAP 1
Total Credits: 13
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
PHY 404LEC Electricity & Magnetism 2 M 3
Technical Elective M 3
Physics Elective M 3
Elective E 3
Elective E 2
Total Credits: 14
Total Credits Required for Degree: 120
Category Description
M Course required for major (including pre-requisites needed for admission to major)
E Elective (course not required for major or UB Curriculum)
UB Curriculum
CAP UB Capstone
CL1/CL2 Communication Literacy (2 required)
DL Diversity Learning
MQR Math and Quatitative Reasoning
P Pathway Course (6 required: 3 Global, 3 Thematic)
SLI1/SLI2 Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (2 required)
UBS UB Seminar
Note: Some classes may count toward both a major (M) and UB Curriculum (UBC) requirement. Courses that count toward mort than one requirement are indicated by a "/" (slash) in the category column, indicating which categories the course will satisfy.

Physics

North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-2017
716-645-2507
arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/physics.html
John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 19.02 PHYSICS-GEN-NO BIOPHYSCS, CIP: 40.0801 Physics, General)
Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:54 AM