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BA in Physics

BA in Physics

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 24 months
For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Major requirements consist of a common core of basic physics and mathematics courses, with additional course work specific to each degree program. Students may obtain credit for some courses by advanced placement, and the department’s undergraduate committee can modify requirements to meet the needs of students with special backgrounds. Program Learning Outcomes for BA in Physics Students graduating from this program will: Acquire and demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge in physics and/or astrophysics. Recognize the importance of science in issues affecting their everyday lives. They use scientific approaches and think critically in evaluating articles in the scientific and popular press. Degree requirements for BA in Physics PHYS 101 Mechanics (with Lab) and PHYS 103 Mechanics Discussion or PHYS 111 Mechanics (with lab) PHYS 102 Electricity and Magnetism (with Lab) and PHYS 104 E & M Discussion or PHYS 112 Electricity and Magnetism (with lab) PHYS 201 Waves and Optics PHYS 202 Modern Physics PHYS 231 Elementary Physics Laboratory PHYS 301 Intermediate Mechanics PHYS 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics PHYS 311 Introduction to Quantum Physics I PHYS 331 Junior Physics Laboratory I PHYS 425 Statistical and Thermal Physics One additional PHYS or ASTR course (3 credit hours) at 400 level MATH 101 and 102 Single Variable Calculus I and II MATH 211 Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus NOTE: MATH 221 and 222 Honors Calculus III and IV may substitute for MATH 211 and 212 NSCI 230 Computation in Science and Engineering OR CAAM 210 Introduction to Engineering Computation OR one MATH or CAAM course at or above 300 level