Department of Physics

B.A. Physics Custom Emphasis

Purpose and Goals

The Custom Emphasis is designed to combine a core understanding of physics with additional course work from other disciplines.The flexibility of this major makes it ideal for students interested in dual majors or one or more minors. The rigor of the program allows students to better prepare themselves for careers in any field, especially those related to science or technology. Students work with an advisor to create an individualized emphasis to best meet their needs.

Outline of Program

Required Physics:                     18 hours
PHYSICS 1100 First-Year Projects in Physics - 1
PHYSICS 1701 Physics I for Science and Engineering -  4
PHYSICS 1702 Physics II for Science and Engineering - 4
PHYSICS 2300 Physics III: Theory and Simulation - 3
PHYSICS 4100/5100 Modern Physics - 4
PHYSICS 4110/5110 Modern Physics Laboratory - 2

Required Mathematics:               8 hours
MATH 1420 Calculus I - 4
MATH 1421 Calculus II - 4

Physics Electives:                      7 hours
3000-level and above (no more than 2 hours of PHYSICS 3000)

Natural Sciences or Other Disciplines:                      9 hours
Courses typically from the department of Biology (BIOL), Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM), Computer Science (CS), Earth Science and Environmental Sciences (EARTHSCI, ENV SCI), Mathematics, (MATH, STAT, ACT SCI), Physics (PHYSICS), or Technology (TECH); however, courses may be from any UNI department. The courses must count toward a major in the department that offers the course.

Mathematics courses must be higher level than MATH 1421.


Total Hours                              42 hours