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Physics BA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 19.02 PHYSICS-GEN-NO BIOPHYSCS, CIP: 40.0801 Physics, General)

Completing the Physics BA Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 in the prerequisite courses.

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Transfer students from accredited institutions are granted acceptance to the Department of Physics majors if they satisfy the following requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.000:
  • Academic transfer credit is granted for physics and mathematics courses completed with a grade of C or better that are suitable to the department’s degree programs.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I (preferred)
PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II (preferred)
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab

Required Courses

CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 207 General Physics III or PHY 217 Honors Physics III
PHY 208 General Physics IV
PHY 257 General Physics III Lab
PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I
PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab
PHY 401 Quantum Mechanics I - Fundamentals
PHY 402 Quantum Mechanics II - Applications
PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I
PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I
PHY 407 Advanced Laboratory or PHY 408 Advanced Laboratory
Two PHY electives from the following list:

One additional 300/400-level PHY course excluding PHY 499

Departmental Honors Requirements

Honors 3.250
High honors 3.500
Highest honors 3.750

Completion of senior thesis

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Physics BA degree
Credits Required for Major72
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  32
Additional Credits Required for Electives 16
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:06:06