Physics

Programs of Study

B.S. in PHYSICS (PHYS)

The department offers two options both leading to a B.S in Physics.

Option I

This option is designed for those who intend to pursue graduate study in physics, or a closely related discipline. To this end, students in Option I take a four-hour version of the advanced lab course, an advanced level mathematics course in complex variables, and a computational physics course. The four-year plan for an Option I student can be seen by clicking this link: Four-Year Plan 2018 Option I.pdf

Option II

This option is designed for those who intend to move straight to employment after graduation, or to pursue graduate studies in another technical discipline. To this end, students in Option II take a two-hour version of the advanced lab course, do not take the courses in complex variables and computational physics, and instead take an agreed upon coordinated set of courses in other technical disciplines.

The generic four-year plan for an Option II student can be seen by clicking this link: Four-Year Plan 2018 Option II.pdf

The following plans are suggested four-year plans for emphases in some secondary disciplines (other disciplines are possible). Click the links to see each individual plan.

Option 2 Biology.pdf

Option 2 CSC.pdf

Option 2 Chemistry.pdf

Option 2 Geology.pdf

Option 2 PreMed.pdf

For detailed information on the program of study for both options, please see this link: Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics .

PHYSICS MINOR

To obtain a minor in Physics at TTU a student must successfully complete the following program of study.

PHYS 2110 (Calculus-based Physics I) (3 cr)
PHYS 2120 (Calculus-based Physics II) (3 cr)
PHYS 2420 (Modern Physics) (3 cr)
PHYS 2920 (Mathematical Physics) (3 cr)

plus any one of:

PHYS 3120 (Statistical and Thermal Physics) (3 cr)
PHYS 3610 – Classical Mechanics (3 cr)
PHYS 3810 – Quantum Mechanics I (3 cr)
PHYS 4610 – Classical Electricity and Magnetism I (3 Cr)

To declare a minor in physics, please contact the department chair.