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2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, B.S.


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Areas of Concentration


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Astronomy


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in MATH 1022 /MATH 1023  and ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550  and PHYS 1100 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552  and PHYS 1201 /PHYS 2101 ; Admission to the College; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057  and PHYS 1202 /PHYS 2102 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2090  and PHYS 2203 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


Total Semester Hours: 12-14

Total Semester Hours: 13

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 13

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


Total Semester Hours: 17-16

Semester 8


Total Semester Hours: 17-16

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - ASTR 4221  and ASTR 4222  are taught in alternate years with ASTR 4261  and PHYS 4135 . Students are to switch the semester that these courses are taken depending on what is offered that year.

Medical Physics


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in MATH 1022 /MATH 1023  and ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550  and PHYS 1100 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552  and PHYS 1201 /PHYS 2101 ; Admission to the College; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057  and PHYS 1202 /PHYS 2102 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2090  and PHYS 2203 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 18

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 7


Total Semester Hours:14

Total Semester Hours: 13

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


Physics


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in MATH 1022 /MATH 1023  and ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550  and PHYS 1100 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552  and PHYS 1201 /PHYS 2101 ; Admission to the College; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057  and PHYS 1202 /PHYS 2102 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2090  and PHYS 2203 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

Total Semester Hours: 13

Semester 2


Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 13

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 13

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 8


Total Semester Hours: 17

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - Area of Concentration Course: two 4000-level PHYS electives. With permission, a 4000-level MATH may be substituted for one.

Physics & Second Discipline


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in MATH 1022 /MATH 1023  and ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550  and PHYS 1100 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552  and PHYS 1201 /PHYS 2101 ; Admission to the College; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057  and PHYS 1202 /PHYS 2102 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2090  and PHYS 2203 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 13

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 14

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 7


  • General Education course - Humanities (English/honors 2000-level) (3)
  • Area of Concentration Courses (9)1
  • Approved Electives (5)
Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 8


Total Semester Hours: 17

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - At least 24 semester hours from an approved discipline outside of the Department of Physics & Astronomy; any second area may be chosen with consent of the dean and department advisor. The approved area form must be submitted no later than the sophomore year.

Secondary Education - Physics


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in MATH 1022 /MATH 1023  and ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550  and PHYS 1100 ; 2.0 Semester GPA; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552  and PHYS 1201 /PHYS 2101 ; Admission to the College; 2.0 Semester GPA; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057  and PHYS 1202 /PHYS 2102 ; 2.0 Semester GPA; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2090  and PHYS 2203 ; 2.0 Semester GPA; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.

This concentration is part of the Geaux Teach–Math and Sciences Program. Students will obtain a degree in physics and, upon completing this concentration and meeting any additional requirements of the Louisiana Department of Education, will be eligible for certification in the state of Louisiana as teachers in grades 6-12.

Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 2


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 7


Total Semester Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 12

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


EDCI 2500  will count as one of the General Education social science courses and PHIL 2786  as one of the approved social science/humanities courses. Some general education courses are taken in different years than in the standard curriculum. Students should plan their course work so that the last semester of the senior year can accommodate the 12 hours that are required to be taken concurrently (EDCI 4006  and EDCI 3136 ). PHYS 4125  and PHYS 4132  are not required for this concentration, but may be used as physics 4000 electives.

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