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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Four Year Plan

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/pa/ugrad/phys-4yr-plan.html

Plan of Study

Questions about the plan of study should be referred to the student's advisor.

Typical Program: BS in Physics:

Courses in italics are offered in alternate years.

FRESHMAN


    Fall
  • CS 110 Computer Science I (4)
  • MATH 121 Calculus I(4)
  • PHYS 150 Explorations in Physics(1)
  • General Education (6)
    Spring
  • MATH 122 Calculus II (4)
  • PHYS 221 General Physics I (4)
  • General Education (7)

SOPHOMORE


    Fall
  • MATH 223 Calculus III (4)
  • PHYS 222 General Physics II (3)
  • PHYS 232 General Physics II Lab (1)
  • General Education (7)
    Spring
  • MATH 321 Ordinary Differential Equations (4)
  • PHYS 223 General Physics III (3)
  • PHYS 233 General Physics III Lab (1)
  • PHYS 335 Modern Physics I (3)
  • General Education (4)

JUNIOR


    Fall
  • PHYS 336 Modern Physics II (3)
  • PHYS 441 Mechanics (4)
  • PHYS 447 Electricity & Magnetism I (3)
  • EE 230 Circuit Analysis I (3)
  • EE 240 Evaluation of Circuits (1)
    Spring
  • PHYS 448 Electricity & Magnetism II (3)
  • MATH 247 Linear Algebra (4)
  • PHYS 457 Optics (3) OR
  • PHYS 473 Statistical Physics (3)
  • PHYS 475 Advanced Laboratory (2)OR
  • Electives (2-3)
  • General Education (3-4)

SENIOR


    Fall
  • PHYS 461 Quantum Mechanics (4)
  • PHYS 465 Computer Apps in Physics (3)
  • Electives and General Education (8-9)
    Spring
  • PHYS 473 Statistical Physics (3) OR
  • PHYS 457 Optics (3)
  • PHYS 492 Seminar (1)
  • PHYS 475 Advanced Laboratory (2)OR
  • electives (2-3)
  • General Education (8-9)