Bachelor of Science

Below is a sample schedule of courses a Villanova student might take in their pursuit of a B.S. in Physics. Talk with your advisor to find the schedule that best fits your needs.

Freshman Year

(entering in an even year)

First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
PHY 2410/2411 - Univ. Physics: Mechanics w/Lab

3/1

PHY 2412/2413 - Univ. Physics: Electrcity & Magnetism w/Lab 3/1
PHY 2601 - Computational Physics Lab I 1 PHY 2603 - Computational Physics Lab II 1
MAT 1500 - Calculus I
4 MAT 1505 - Calculus II
4
Foreign Language I 3 Foreign Language II 3
Humanities Seminar (ACS)* 3 Humanities Seminar (ACS)* 3
Humanities Elective (Core)* 3 Humanities Elective (Core)* 3
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 18

Sophomore Year

First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
PHY 2414/2415 - Univ Physics: Thermodynamics w/Lab 3/1 PHY 2416/2417 - Modern Physics w/Lab 3/1

PHY 3310/3311 - Electronics w/Lab

3/1 PHY 4200 - Mathematical Physics I 3
MAT 2500 - Calculus III
4 MAT 2705 - Diff Equations
4
CHM 1151 - General Chemistry I 4 CHM 1152 - General Chemistry II 4
CHM 1103 - General Chemistry Lab I 1 Humanities Elective (Core)* 3
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 18

Junior Year

First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
PHY 4100- Mechanics I 3
PHY 4102 - Mechanics II
3
PHY 4301 - Experimental Methods I 2 PHY 4002/4003 - E&M II w/Lab 4
PHY 4000/4001 - E&M I w/Lab
4
   
Social Sciences Electives (Core) 3 Social Sciences Electives (Core)* 3
Humanities Electives (Core)* 3 Humanities Electives (Core)* 3
Humanities Electives (Core)* 3 Humanities Electives (Core)* 3
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 16

Senior Year

First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
PHY 4202 - Math Phy II
3 PHY 5200 - Thermo/Stat Mech
3
PHY 5100 - Quantum Mechanics
3

PHY 5300 - Subatomic Physics

3
Physics Elective**
3 Free Elective 3
Free Elective** 3 Free Elective 3
Science Elective **** 4
Free Elective 3
       
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 15

* Must satisfy the core requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences. There should be 1 History, 1 Philosophy, and 2 Theology among these courses.
**May be replaced with a Senior Thesis/Research Project.

***If 3cr science course is taken, then add additional 1cr course

Total Credits:136

Department Information

Location:
347 Mendel Science Center

Phone:
610.519.4860

Email:
vuphysics@villanova.edu

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