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Physics Major: BS Degree
Core Requirements (2009-2010)
*PHY 40099 (Senior Honors Thesis) or 40096 (Individual Investigation) may be substituted for PHY 40092 with curriculum advisor's permission. For PHY 40096 to substitute, a suitable research project should be selected.
Introductory Physics Seminar
General University Physics I
General University Physics II
Intermediate Physics Laboratory
Introductory Modern Physics
Advanced Physics Laboratory
Internship in Physics*
BS Concentration Requirements & Electives
Analytic Geometry & Calculus I**
Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences I
Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences II
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry Lab I
General Chemistry Lab II
Major Requirements Total
LER / General Requirements
US 10097 (Destination Kent State: FYE)
Humanities or Fine Arts****
Total for Graduation
**MATH 11010 (Algebra for Calculus) and MATH 11022 (Trigonometry) are prerequisites for MATH 12002 and should be bypassed by students with sufficient background. MATH 11010 and 11022 may be waived by obtaining permission from the Department of Mathematical Sciences or by passing the placement exam.
***Most Elementary I and II languages (American Sign Language, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish) require 4 credit hours each. However, Elementary I and II for Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese require 5 credit hours each. Choosing these languages will increase the Foreign Language requirements to 10 credit hours and reduce the available number of General Electives by 2 credit hours.
****Two Diversity courses are required. One must be selected from the LER program in either the Humanities & Fine Arts or Social Sciences. One Diversity course must address domestic (U.S.) issues and one must address global issues.
Summary of BS General Graduation Requirements:
- Minimum of 121 total hours, 42 upper-division hours
- Minimum of 2.00 cumulative GPA and 2.00 GPA in major(s) / minor(s)
- Maximum of 12 pass / fail hours
- Residency requirement - first 91 or last 30 hours must be completed at KSU
- Writing-Intensive Requirement
- Participation in Outcomes Assessment (MFAT in Physics)
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