Apr 11, 2021  
DRAFT 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
DRAFT 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics, B.S.


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-7215

Program Description

The program of study in physics leading to a Bachelor of Science degree provides students with the opportunity to pursue a major field of concentration in physics with the necessary specialization to succeed in a wide array of post-baccalaureate opportunities. The following degree tracks include the course work and experience necessary for student success.  See an academic advisor for specific course information and important aspects of each of these tracks.
 

General Physics Track: Physics is the study of matter, motion, force and energy across space and time. This area of study is wide-ranging and math-intensive; students who earn Bachelor’s degrees in physics develop broad analytical skills and are well prepared to pursue graduate education in physics or related areas of study. Other graduates pursue careers in the engineering, computer science or other STEM-related areas.

Electrical Engineering Track:  This BS degree with a concentration in electrical engineering combines the study of physics with 32 credit hours of courses in electrical engineering, plus courses in solid state physics and engineering statics, thus further broadening the students’ analytical skills. In addition, adding electrical engineering courses will increase the marketability of the physics student.

Mechanical Engineering Track: This BS degree with a concentration in mechanical engineering combines the study of physics with 30 credit hours of courses in mechanical engineering. This curriculum design helps to further broaden the students’ analytical skills. In addition, adding skills developed in mechanical engineering courses will increase the marketability of the physics student.

Admissions Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major:


Science Majors must take MATH 1113 or higher in Area A2 and MATH 1190 or higher in Area D1.

Science and Engineering Majors must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L.

Science and Mathematics Requirement (3 Hours)


Major Requirements (25 Credit Hours)


Tracks (32 Credit Hours)


General Physics Track


Restricted Electives (18 Credit Hours)


Any 3000 or 4000‐level course in Physics (PHYS), Math (MATH), Engineering (ENGR, EE, ME), or Computing (CS, CSE). A minimum of 9 of these credits must be in Physics including any 2 of the following: PHYS 4260, PHYS 4220, PHYS 4200.

Free Electives (3 Credit Hours)


Any courses in university curriculum.

Electrical Engineering Track


Mechanical Engineering Track


Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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