University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Physics, B.S.


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.

https://www.unr.edu/assessment/plans/science

Student Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental laws of classical and modern physics.
  • report and communicate the results of experimental/theoretical investigation and research.
  • demonstrate appropriate quantitative and analytical skills.

Contact Information


225 Leifson Physics
(775) 784-6792

College of Science Academic Advisors: https://www.unr.edu/science/student-resources/advising

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


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 Transferology 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. 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 Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units) - CO2


D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


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

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


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

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (12 units maximum)


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

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


The following courses count in the Major Requirement:

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


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

C. Global Context - CO11


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

D. Ethics - CO12


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

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13


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

F. Application - 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


Fall Semester (14 units)


C. Third Year


Spring Semester (14 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (14 units)


Spring Semester (14 units)