2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics Major - Bachelor of Science


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(62-66 credits)

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Learning Outcomes  

The physics program offers students the opportunity to explore physics both in terms of theoretical principles and experimental practices. The program features hands-on use of instrumentation as well as the rigorous application of computer-based data acquisition and analysis methods. The department supports an undergraduate research program that typically engages about 15 students each summer. The B.S. option prepares students for careers in science, computing, engineering, teaching and research

Core Curriculum (43 credits):


Complete one of the concentrations to fulfill program requirements:


Chemical Physics Concentration (21 credits):


This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree or career at the interface of physics and chemistry or in materials science.

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This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major required course work.

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Engineering Physics Concentration (19 credits)


This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree or career in applied physics or engineering.

Required Computer Science (3 credits):


Required Physics (5 credits):

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This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major required course work.

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  • Foundational Studies:  UDIE | Credits/Units 3
  • Elective | Credits/Units 3
  • Elective | Credits/Units 3
  • Elective | Credits/Units 3

    12 Credits

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Indiana State University’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is April 15. Students must earn 30 credit hours each academic year in order to maximize financial aid from the state of Indiana. Details about how to apply for financial aid, eligibility criteria, and awarding rules are available online at https://www.indstate.edu/financial-aid/apply. Students may view their specific financial file by logging into the MyISU Portal at https://www.isuportal.indstate.edu

 

Program Description and Career Resources: https://www.indstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/physics

Professional Physics Concentration (23 credits):


This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree or career as a professional physicist.

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This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major required course work.

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Note:


For the Physics Major at least the following courses must be taken at Indiana State University:

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