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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Flowchart for Physics Majors

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
CH 1211Laboratory1 CH 1221Laboratory1
CH 1213Fund. of Chemistry3 CH 1223Fund. of Chemistry3
English Composition3 English Composition3
Foreign Language3 Foreign Language3
MA 1713Calculus I3 MA 1723Calculus II3
PH 1063Descriptive Astronomy3 PH 2213Physics I3

Total Credit Hours

16

Total Credit Hours

16


Sophomore Year

First Semester
Second Semester
MA 2733Calculus III3 MA 2743Calculus IV3
MA 3113Into. to Linear Algebra3 MA 3253Differential Equations I3
PH 2223Physics II3 PH 2233Physics III3
CSE 1233Computer Programming with C3 Fine Arts Elective3
Literature Elective3 Social Science Elective3

Total Credit Hours

15

Total Credit Hours

15


Junior Year

First Semester
Second Semester
PH 3613Modern Physics3 CO 1003Fund. of Public Speaking3
PH 4113Electronic Circuits for Scientists3 GE 3513Technical Writing3
MA 3353Differential Equations II3 History Elective3
PH 4213Intermediate Mechanics3 Physics Elective*3
Social Science Elective3 PH 4143Intermediate Laboratory3
PH 4513Intermediate Optics3

Total Credit Hours

15

Total Credit Hours

18


Senior Year

First Semester
Second Semester
PH 4713Introduction to Quantum Mechanics3 PH 4152Modern Physics Laboratory2
Science or Math Elective3 PH 4413Thermal Physics3
Science or Math Elective3 Physics Elective*3
PH 4323Electromagnetic Fields I3 Science or Math Elective3
Elective3 Elective3

Total Credit Hours

15

Total Credit Hours

14


*Physics Elective Requirement: One of these electives should come from the following:
  • PH 4223 Intermediate Mechanics II
  • PH 4333 Electromagnetic Fields II
  • PH 4723 Applications of Quantum Mechanics