Curriculum in Physics

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

(see footnotes at bottom)


First Semester

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I for Science Majors 3 hours
CLAB 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I for Science Majors 1 hour
ENGL 101G Freshman Composition 3 hours
MATH 2001,G Calculus I 5 hours
CMPS 161 Algorithm Design and Implementation I 3 hours
PHYS 130 Orientation to the Physics Curriculum 1 hour
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 18 hours


Second Semester

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II for Science Majors 3 hours
CLAB 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II for Science Majors 1 hour
ENGL 102G Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
MATH 201G Calculus II 5 hours
PHYS 221G General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 223 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
  Total: 16 hours



First Semester

PHYS 222G General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 224 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
CMPS 280 Algorithm Design and Implementation II                   3 hours
MATH 312 Calculus III 3 hours
ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
  3 hours
  Total: 16 hours


Second Semester

PHYS 301 Electricity and Magnetism 3 hours
PLAB 303 Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory                        1 hour
PHYS 321 Thermodynamics 3 hours
PHYS 351 Modern Physics 3 hours
COMM 211G Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hours
  Total: 13 hours




First Semester

PHYS 332 Intermediate Mechanics 3 hours
PHYS 312 Optics 3 hours
PLAB 314 Optics Laboratory 1 hour
MATH 350 Ordinary Differential Equations                              3 hours
  3 hours
  Total: 13 hours


Second Semester

PHYS 402 Electromagnetic Wave Theory 3 hours
PLAB 425 Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory                        2 hours
Elective   3 hours
  4 hours
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours




First Semester

PHYS 331 Mathematical Physics 3 hours
PHYS 421 Quantum Mechanics I                                3 hours
  3 hours
Electives   6 hours
  Total: 15 hours



Second Semester

PHYS 422 Quantum Mechanics II 3 hours
PHYS 401 Advanced Mechanics 3 hours
PHYS 430 Special Topics in Physics                          3 hours
Electives   5 hours
  Total: 14 hours


Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of electives.

GGeneral Education Courses

All courses labeled with this symbol will be used to calculate the major GPA which must be a degree 2.0 average.
1Math 161 and 165 may be used as electives for those students who must take them before entering Math 200.
2Must be selected from Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, or Dance.