B.A. in Physics

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Bachelor of Arts
The bachelor of arts degree with a major in physics requires at least 27 credit hours and offers the student several options.
Each option includes core courses plus additional courses appropriate to the particular concentration area.
In addition to the departmental requirements and the University core curriculum requirements, students seeking a BA degree who enter in Fall 1994 or later and all students who graduate with a BA after May 1998 must satisfy a foreign language requirement as described in this Bulletin in “Academic Programs and Requirements.”
Bachelor of Arts

Core Requirements (44 hours)1
Second Language Proficiency2
1. See “Core Requirements for Bachelor Degrees” on page 27 of current catalog.
2. See “Second Language Requirement” on page 27 of current catalog
Core courses:
PHYS 2321 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 2121 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory
PHYS 2322 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
PHYS 2122 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory
PHYS 3323 Physics for Scientists and Engineers III
PHYS 3123 Physics for Scientists and Engineers III Laboratory
PHYS 4111, 4211 Advanced Laboratory I
PHYS 4190 Seminar

Physics option:
PHYS 4311 Classical Mechanics
PHYS 4321 Electromagnetism I
Plus seven additional credit hours of upper level physics courses.

Secondary education option:
ASTR 1301 Introduction to Astronomy
ASTR 1101 Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory
ASTR 3401 Scientific Computing and Image Processing in Astronomy
PHYS 3350 Electronics
PHYS 3315 Teaching Physics in the Secondary School
IGSC 4401 Integrated Science Methods
MATH 1451 Calculus I
MATH 1452 Calculus II
MATH 2453 Calculus III
ERSC 1302 Physical Geology
ERSC 1102 Physical Geology Laboratory
ERSC 1303 Historical Geology
ERSC 1103 Historical Geology Laboratory
ERSC 3310 Mineralogy
or ERSC 3320 Field Geology I
CHEM 1402 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1403 General Chemistry II
CHEM 2310 Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM 2311 Analytical Chemistry II

One course (3 hours) from:
ERSC 4411 Petrology
ERSC 3430 Structural Geology
ERSC 3450 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
ERSC 3360 Paleobiology
ERSC 3372 Surficial Hydrology

One course (4 hours) from:
ERSC 4480 Earth Systems I
ERSC 4481 Earth Systems II
CHEM 3350 General Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3150 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 3351 General Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3151 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Students must complete a minor in secondary education consisting
of 18 hours of courses in the College of Education. See “Secondary Teacher
Licensure” on page 48 for information about these courses.

Secondary Certification in Science Education

A program leading to licensure by the Arkansas Department of Education in the area of secondary education was in the final development at the time this Catalog was printed. A curriculum leading to licensure in science education will be available to students in 1999-2000. Students interested in the program should contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy about options in the major and plan to take the minor in secondary education.