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Physics, B.A.

Physics B.A. (2013 catalog requirements)

Three-Year Academic Plan 

This is a breakdown of how a student, knowing they wanted to be a physics B.A. major upon entering OU, could complete the General Education, College Exploratory and major requirements within a 3-year period of time. This plan is an example only and not a guarantee of course offerings.

*Based on minimum ACT of 16 English and 28 Math or AP/IB/CLEP equivalents.

Year

Fall

Winter

Summer I / II

Total

1

5 – Co-requisite Elective(CHM 157 suggested)

4 – MTH 154 (G.E. Formal Reasoning)

4 – WRT 150

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 17 credit hours

5 – PHY 151(G.E. Natural Science)

4 – MTH 155 (G.E. Knowledge App)

4 – WRT 160

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 17 credit hours

5 – PHY 152

4 – CAS Exploratory Req.

4 – G.E. Category

 

 

TOTAL – 13 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

47 credits

2

4 – PHY 371

2 – PHY 317

4 – MTH 254

4 – G.E. Category

 

 

TOTAL – 14 credit hours

4 – PHY Elective

3 – Co-requisite Elective (CHM, MTH or PHY)

4 – G.E. Category

4 – CAS Exploratory Req.

 

TOTAL – 15 credit hours

4 – PHY Elective 200-level or higher

4 – CAS Exploratory Req.

2 – Elective

 

 

 

TOTAL – 10 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

39 credits

3

3 – PHY 490 or 400

4 – PHY Elective 200-level or higher

4 – G.E. Category

4 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – PHY Elective 200-level or higher

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – Elective

2 – Elective

 

 

 

TOTAL –6 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

38 credits

Total = 124 credits

 

The term “elective” may not be completely “free” in that this table does not address the university requirement of having 32 credits at the 300/400 level. 

Please note: Student on scholarship or financial aid must be in a minimum of 12 credits per semester