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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, Professional Physics Concentration, B.S.


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Major in Physics


The physics core consists of 24 semester hours of physics and astronomy. Other requirements include 8 semester hours of chemistry and 8 semester hours of mathematics. All physics majors must then choose to concentrate in Professional Physics, Physics Teaching, 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.

Physics Common Requirements (required of ALL Physics majors)


The physics core consists of 24 semester hours of physics and astronomy. Other requirements include 8 semester hours of chemistry and 8 semester hours of mathematics. All physics majors must then choose to concentrate in Professional Physics, Physics Teaching, 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 common requirements consist of

Note:


* PHYS 3070 PHYS 3080 , and PHYS 3510  can be substituted for PHYS 3100 , PHYS 3110 , and PHYS 3610  respectively for students in the Physics Teaching or Astronomy concentrations. These substitutions are not allowed for the Professional Physics concentration.

Professional Physics Concentration


The Professional Physics concentration offers preparation for graduate work in physics, medical physics, astrophysics, or engineering. In addition to the physics common requirements, the following courses are required:

Recommended Sequence


Note:


Consult with a physics advisor for courses to take during the junior and senior years.

Professional Physics: Medical Physics Track


The medical physics track offers preparation for graduate work in medical physics and radiation oncology physics, eventually leading to a career as a medical physicist in a clinical or academic setting. In addition to the physics common requirements and the Professional Physics concentration requirements, the following courses are recommended:

Professional Physics: Astrophysics Track


The astrophysics track offers preparation for graduate work in astronomy or astrophysics. In addition to the physics common requirements and the Professional Physics concentration requirements, the following courses are recommended:

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