University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    May 30, 2024  
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Physics, B.S.


Description


The Bachelor of Science degree provides a foundation in basic science. Students wishing to pursue an immediate career in science or technology, or wishing to pursue graduate studies in physics should take recommended upper division courses as electives.

http://www.unr.edu/assessment/plans-and-forms/science/physics-bs

Contact Information


225 Leifson Physics
(775) 784-6792

College of Science Academic Advisors: http://www.unr.edu/science/academic-advising

Transfer to Nevada


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


 

Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units

 

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (4 units) - CO2


D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Silver Core Fine Art (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (12 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9


The following courses count in the Major Requirement:

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10 courses .

C. Global Context Course - CO11


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO11 courses .

D. Ethics Course - CO12


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO12 courses .

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO13 courses .

F. Application Course - CO14


III. Additional Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (67 units)


V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


Minors are encouraged to broaden the student’s credentials in a multidisciplinary job market.

VI. Electives (11-14 units)


Students are strongly encouraged to take courses in related fields of interest.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


B. Second Year


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (16 units)


Spring Semester (14 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (14 units)


Spring Semester (14 units)


  • (3 units)
  • Upper-Division Physics elective (3 units)
  • Diversity & Equity Course and Global Context Course (3 units) (select a course that satisfies both CO10 & CO11) CO10, CO11
  • Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course (3 units) CO13
  • General Elective (2 units)