Physical Sciences Major
Total credits required for major - 60 to 72 credits with a minimum 42 senior-level credits.
Three disciplines – chemistry, Earth and planetary sciences, physics.
- Requirement to choose two of the three disciplines as primary disciplines.
- If any of chemistry, Earth and planetary sciences or physics disciplines are chosen as a minor, all senior-level credits in that discipline will only count toward the minor.
- MATH 114 is a prerequisite for most 200-level PHYS courses. Students are advised to take MATH 114 in the first year of their program.
A minimum of 12 credits at the 300- or 400-level in the primary disciplines.
A minimum of 3 credits at the 300- or 400-level required for each primary discipline.
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|Specific Major Requirements|
|Choose 6 credits from each of the following disciplines:||18|
|Introductory University Chemistry I|
|Introductory University Chemistry II|
|Earth and Planetary Science|
|Introduction to Physical Science|
|Introduction to Environmental Earth Science|
|Physics for Life Sciences I|
and Physics for Life Sciences II
|General Major Requirements|
|Three Disciplines - Chemistry (CHEM), Earth and Planetary Sciences (EASC), and Physics (PHYS). PHSC can be used wherever CHEM, EASC, or PHYS is used.|
|Primary Discipline I|
|Choose 18 to 24 credits from senior-level courses from the first primary discipline||18-24|
|Primary Discipline II|
|Choose 18 to 24 credits from senior- level courses from the second primary discipline||18-24|
|Choose 6-12 credits from senior- level courses from the third discipline||6-12|
|Total credits required for major - 60 to 72 credits|