Physics Undergraduate Program

Physics B.A. UKanTeach Suggested Schedule

Freshman Year

Fall Spring

MATH 125, Calculus I

5

MATH 126, Calculus II

5

KU Core Goal 2, outcome 1

3

KU Core Goal 2, outcome 1

3

PHSX 150, Seminar in Physics, Astronomy & Engineering Physics

0.5

PHSX 211/213, General Physics I
(majors are encouraged to take 213)

4/5

CHEM 130, Found. Chemistry I

5

Elective/KU Core

3

LA&S 290, Approaches to Teaching Science and Math I

1

LA&S 291, Approaches to Teaching Science and Math II

1

 

 

PHSX 216, Physics I Lab (required with PHSX 211)

1

 

14.5

 

17

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 212 or 214, General Physics II

3/4

PHSX 313, General Physics III

3

C&T 360, Knowing & Learning

3

PHSX 316, Intermed. Physics Lab

1

MATH 223 , Vector Calculus

3

MATH 220 or 320, Differential Equations

3

MATH 290, Linear Algebra

2

Foreign Language II

5

Foreign Language 1

5

Elective/KU core

3

PHSX 236, Physics II Lab (required with PHSX 212)

1

 

 

 

17

 

15

Junior Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 521, Mechanics I

3

PHSX 511, Intro Quantum Mechanics

3

Foreign Language III

3

PHSX 536, Elect. Circuits Meast. & Dsgn

4

Elective/KU core

3

Elective/KU core

3

C&T 366, Classroom Interactions

3

Foreign Language IV

3

History of Science Course

3

CHEM 598, Research Methods

3

 

15

 

16

Senior Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 531, Electricity & Magnetism

3

Elective/KU Core

6

PHSX elective

3

C&T 500, Student Teaching

6

Elective/KU Core

3

C&T 598, Special Topics Seminar

1

C&T 460, Project-Based Instruction

3

 

 

C&T 448, Reading & Writing

3

 

 

 

15

 

13

 

Courses that are only offered in the semester listed are annotated in boldface type.
 


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