Physics

Description
Physics
is concerned with the nature, structure and interactions of matter and radiation. Pairing physics to another concentration of study provides a student with the fundamental scientific basis to address the most challenging opportunities faced in a student's career.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Upper division electives must be selected with the approval of a Physics advisor.
  • *Both PHY 121 and PHY 122 must be taken to secure SQ credit.
  • **Both PHY 131 and PHY 132 must be taken to secure SQ credit.

Core 8 Hours Required
Choose between the following course combinations:

PHY 150 Physics I, SQ (4) (Prerequisites: MAT 265 or MAT 270 with C or better; Pre/Co-requisites: MAT 266 or MAT 271 with C or better if completed)

AND

PHY 151 Physics II, SQ (4) (Prerequisites: MAT 266 or MAT 271 with C or better; PHY 150 or PHY 121 and PHY 122 with C or better; Pre or Co-requisite: MAT 267 or MAT 272 (with C or better if completed))

OR

PHY 121 & 122* University Physics I: Mechanics & Lab, SQ (3/1) (Prerequisites: MAT 265 or MAT 270 with C or better; Pre/Co-requisites: MAT 266 or MAT 271 with C or better if completed)

AND

PHY 131 & 132** University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism & Lab, SQ (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 266 or MAT 271 with C or better; PHY 121 with C or better; Pre/Co-requisite: MAT 267 or MAT 272 with C or better if completed)

Additional Core 9-10 Hours

PHY 252 Physics III, SQ (Required) (4) (Prerequisites: MAT 272 or MAT 267 C or better; PHY 151 (or PHY131 & PHY132) with C or better)

PHY 333 Electronic Circuits and Measurements (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 272 or MAT 267; PHY 151 (or PHY131 & PHY132) with C or better)

OR PHY 334 Advanced Laboratory I (2) (Prerequisites: MAT 272 or MAT 267 with C or better; PHY 151 (or PHY 131 and PHY 132) with C or better; Co-requisites: PHY 314, PHY 361, CHM 345 or EEE 434)

PHY 361 Introductory Modern Physics (Required) (3) (PHY 131 or PHY 151 with C or better; MAT 272 or MAT 267 with C or better)

Upper Division Electives 6-7 Hours
To be selected with the approval of a Physics advisor.

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2014-15

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAPHYEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact