Nov 20, 2019  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, Astronomy Concentration, B.S.


Department of Physics and Astronomy 
615-898-2130
Ron Henderson, program coordinator
Ron.Henderson@mtsu.edu

All physics majors must choose to concentrate in Professional Physics, Physics Teaching, Applied Physics, or Astronomy. Each concentration specifies additional upper-division electives in physics and astronomy and other disciplines which vary by concentration. A minimum of 12 upper-division semester hours in the physics major must be taken at MTSU.

The physics core consists of 25 semester hours of physics and astronomy. Other requirements include 8 semester hours of chemistry and 8 semester hours of mathematics.

The Astronomy concentration is designed for students interested in a degree specializing in astronomy, but who do not plan to attend graduate school in astronomy or astrophysics. In addition to the physics common requirements, the following courses are required:

Physics Common Requirements


The common requirements required of ALL Physics majors consist of

Curriculum: Physics, Astronomy


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 28 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Total hours in program: 120


Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Physics, Astronomy, B.S., Academic Map