Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Physics (Premedical-Physics Concentration), Bachelor of Science

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.

Summary

General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements40
Other Requirements38
Total Hours120

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

Communication
ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
Mathematics
MATH 2312Precalculus Math3
Life and Physical Sciences
CHEM 1311Chemistry I3
PHYS 2325University Physics I3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENG 2XX 23
Creative Arts
MUSI 1306Music Appreciation3
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology
Principles Of Economics I
Introduction To Sociology
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
CHEM 1312Chemistry II3
Total Hours42
1

It is recommended that the student consider the following courses to be better prepared for the MCAT exam: SOCI 1301 Introduction To Sociology, BIOL 2301 Human Anat & Phys I, BIOL 231 Cell Biology, BIOL 338 Genetics, MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics. Consult with advisor.

2

ENG 2XX – ENGL 2328 African-American Literature or ENGL 2332 World Literature I or ENGL 2333 World Literature II)

Major (Physics)

PHYS 152Pre University Physics3
PHYS 217University Physics Laboratory I1
PHYS 252University Physics II3
PHYS 218University Physics Laboratory II1
PHYS 332Intro to Modern Physics3
PHYS 333Elec and Mag I3
PHYS 336Thermo & Stat Phys3
PHYS 338Math Methods I3
PHYS 341Mechanics I3
"PHYS 360 Adv Undergrad Lab"3
PHYS 415Senior Thesis I1
PHYS 416Senior Thesis II1
PHYS 432Quantum Mechanics I3
PHYS 437Nuclear Physics I3
PHYS 484Topics in Physics (Course to be taken twice)6
Total Hours40

Other Requirements

MATH 2413Calculus & Analytic Geomtry I4
MATH 2414Calculus&Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 243Calculus & Analytic Geo III4
MATH 251Differential Equations3
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
BIOL 1306Biological Science I3
BIOL 111Biological Science Lab I1
BIOL 132Biological Science II3
BIOL 112Biological Science Lab II1
CHEM 111Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 112Chemistry II Lab1
CHEM 231Organic Chem I3
CHEM 211Organic Chem I Lab1
CHEM 232Organic Chem II3
CHEM 212Organic Chem II Lab1
CHEM 343Biochemistry3
CHEM 343LBiochemistry Lab1
Total Hours38
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
PHYS 152 Pre University Physics 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
CHEM 1311 Chemistry I 3
CHEM 111 Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 2312 Precalculus Math 3
 Hours14
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
PHYS 2325 University Physics I 3
PHYS 217 University Physics Laboratory I 1
CHEM 1312 Chemistry II 3
CHEM 112 Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 2413 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry I 4
 Hours15
Second Year
Third Semester
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
PHYS 252 University Physics II 3
PHYS 218 University Physics Laboratory II 1
MATH 2414 Calculus&Analytic Geometry II 4
BIOL 1306 Biological Science I 3
BIOL 111 Biological Science Lab I 1
 Hours15
Fourth Semester
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
PHYS 332 Intro to Modern Physics 3
MATH 243 Calculus & Analytic Geo III 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
BIOL 132 Biological Science II 3
BIOL 112 Biological Science Lab II 1
 Hours17
Third Year
Fifth Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
PHYS 336 Thermo & Stat Phys 3
PHYS 341 Mechanics I 3
ENG 2XX - Upper Level English 1 3
CHEM 231 Organic Chem I 3
CHEM 211 Organic Chem I Lab 2 1
 Hours16
Sixth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
"PHYS 360 Adv Undergrad Lab" 3
MATH 251 Differential Equations 3
COMM 1321 Business & Professional Comm 3
CHEM 232 Organic Chem II 3
CHEM 212 Organic Chem II Lab 1
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
PHYS 333 Elec and Mag I 3
PHYS 415 Senior Thesis I 1
PHYS 432 Quantum Mechanics I 3
PHYS 484 Topics in Physics 3
CHEM 343 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 343L Biochemistry Lab 1
 Hours14
Eighth Semester
PHYS 338 Math Methods I 3
PHYS 416 Senior Thesis II 1
PHYS 437 Nuclear Physics I 3
PHYS 484 Topics in Physics 3
MUSI 1306
Music Appreciation
or Intro African Art
3
 Hours13
 Total Hours120
1

ENG 2XX – ENGL 2328 African-American Literature or ENGL 2332 World Literature I or ENGL 2333 World Literature II

It is strongly recommended that the student consider the following courses to be better prepared for the MCAT exam: SOCI 1301 Introduction To Sociology, BIOL 1306 Biological Science I, BIOL 231 Cell Biology, BIOL 338 Genetics, MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics. Consult with advisor.