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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Physics & Astronomy

Bachelor of Arts

Physics & Astronomy

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

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  1. DU Common Curriculum, including FSEM, WRIT, FOLA, AI-S, SI-S, and ASEM.
  2. Calculus I, II, and III (MATH 1951, 1952, 1953) and Introduction to Differential Equations (MATH 2070)
  3. University Physics I, II, and III and lab (PHYS 1211, 1212, 1213)
  4. At least 35 quarter hours of physics coursework at 2000 level or above.  This program must include the following:
    • Modern Physics I and II (PHYS 2251, 2252)
    • Modern Lab (PHYS 2260)
    • Uncertainty and Error Analysis (PHYS 2259)
    • Analytical Mechanics (PHYS 3510)
    • Quantum Physics I (PHYS 3111)
    • Electromagnetism I (PHYS 3611)
    • Thermal Physics (PHYS 3841)
    • Senior Seminar (PHYS 3100)
    These required courses total 27 credits. Thus the student must complete at least 8 additional elective credits in physics at the 2000+ level. Up to 10 credits of Independent Study (PHYS 3991) and Independent Research (PHYS 3995) count toward this total, as do graduate-level courses in physics and biophysics (BIOP).
  5. One minor.