Physics (B.A.): Pre-Medical

 Within this course of study it is possible to fulfill the requirements for a minor in both biology and chemistry.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
PHY 105 General Physics Scientists/Engineers I 3
PHY 103 General Physics Laboratory 1
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
 Credit Hours21
Second Semester
PHY 104 General Physics Laboratory 1
PHY 106 General Physics Scientists/Engineers II 3
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
CHM 152 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
First Semester
PHY 201 Fields and Waves 3
MTH 245 Calculus III 4
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
CHM 223 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 223L Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
 Credit Hours21
Second Semester
PHY 203 Foundations of Modern Physics 3
PHY 231 Experimental Foundations Modern Physics 1
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
CHM 224 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 224L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
 Credit Hours18
Junior Year
First Semester
PHY 331 Atomic & Nuclear Physics Laboratory 1
PHY 307 Quantum Mechanics I 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Select one of the following: 1 3-4
Cell and Molecular Biology  
Elective
 
 Credit Hours13-14
Second Semester
Theology 3
PHY Elective 3
PHY Elective 3
 Credit Hours9
Senior Year
First Semester
PHY 303 Classical Electromagnetic Theory I 3
PHY 476 Physics Capstone 3
Religion 3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 1
Select one of the following: 1 3
Biochemistry I  
Elective
 
BIO 462 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 1
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
PHY 321 Analytical Mechanics I 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Social Science 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
The Poisoning of a Planet  
Elective
 
Select one of the following: 1 3
Biochemistry II  
Elective
 
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours129-130
1

 For biology minor, elective otherwise. Either BIO 225 or CHM 460 with BIO 218 for the biology minor.

2

CHM 462 Biochemistry Laboratory is not required for CHM 460 Biochemistry I

Most PHY 300- and PHY 400-level courses, except PHY 311 Electronics IPHY 331 Atomic & Nuclear Physics LaboratoryPHY 431 Advanced Physics Laboratory, and PHY 476 Physics Capstone, are offered in alternate years, so students graduating in odd-numbered years follow a program in which the third and fourth years of PHY courses are interchanged.