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Program Title: Physics B.A.

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  Approval Status:  Waiting for Approval College Review
  Program Last Saved:  May 11, 2009 1:58:25 PM
  By:  Nanette Hanks
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Submit Program
on 2008-09-25
by Joyce Clarkin
(clark009@umn.edu )
 >  Degree-Granting College
Sent Back
for College of Liberal Arts

on 2008-09-25
by Nanette Hanks
(nhanks@umn.edu )
 >  Submit Program
on 2008-09-29
by Joyce Clarkin
(clark009@umn.edu )
 >  Degree-Granting College
for College of Liberal Arts

on 2009-05-11
by Nanette Hanks
(nhanks@umn.edu )
Approver Comments (oldest to newest)
  
Approval level: Degree-Granting College   Action: Sent Back to Previous Level   College: Liberal Arts, College of   Author: Nanette Hanks   Date submitted: 2008-09-25 14:38:07.0
Returned for update in the total number of credits required. Nanette Hanks 4-4801

Approval level: Degree-Granting College   Action: Approved   College: Liberal Arts, College of   Author: Nanette Hanks   Date submitted: 2009-05-11 13:59:22.0
Changes approved by Curriculum, Instruction & Advising Committee on 5/07/2009 nh

General Information
Campus: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities <no change>
Career: Undergraduate <no change>
Program type: Baccalaureate <no change>
Program title (short): Physics B.A. <no change>
Program title (long): Physics B.A. <no change>
Program short description: Phys <no change>
Additional terms: This program is 8 semesters (4 years) long.
This program does not need any summer terms.
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Stakeholder college(s): Liberal Arts, College of
Technology, Institute of
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Degree-granting college(s): Liberal Arts, College of <no change>
Approver college(s): Liberal Arts, College of
Technology, Institute of
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Administrative college(s): Liberal Arts, College of <no change>
Budgetary college(s): 'Liberal Arts, College of'=100 <no change>
Acad plan code(s): 'Liberal Arts, College of'=067620217 <no change>
Department(s): School of Physics & Astronomy <no change>
First term admitting students: Spring 1900 <no change>
Effective date: Fall 2008 Fall 2009
Degree: Bachelor of Arts <no change>
Catalog description: The undergraduate physics program prepares students for employment, often in industrial or governmental laboratories, or for further study at graduate or professional schools in physics, engineering, biophysics, medicine, education, law, or business.

The program integrates a broad foundation in physics that can be flexibly combined with coursework in other technical disciplines or used to specialize in physics. Students should consult a physics adviser to help formulate objectives for undergraduate study.
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RIASEC codes: 1. IRE
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Field of study: Math, Engineering, and Science <no change>
Program contact(s):

U of M internet ID: cushm001
Name: Priscilla Cushman
E-mail address: cushm001@umn.edu
Telephone number: 612/626-8917
Campus mailing address:
Physics & Astronomy, Room 148       Phys, 0331, 116 Church St S E, Minneapolis, MN 55455

U of M internet ID: kakalios
Name: James Kakalios
E-mail address: kakalios@umn.edu
Telephone number: 612/624-9856
Campus mailing address:
Physics & Astronomy, Room 148       Phys, 0331, 116 Church St S E, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Narrative Materials
Brief summary or overview of reason for proposed new program or rationale for changes: Update to create Honors UHP sub-plan. Phys 2201 added to major program
Mission, priorities and interrelatedness: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Need and demand: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Comparative advantage: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Efficiency, effectiveness, and use of resources: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Program quality and assessment: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Program development: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Admission Requirements
Preferred freshman writing course(s): <no change>
Minimum courses or credits to be completed before admission: No Courses or Credits <no change>
Indicate students that are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major: No students <no change>
Preferred minimum G.P.A. for college-admitted students seeking entry to the major: No G.P.A. Requirement above 2.0. <no change>
Preferred minimum G.P.A. for college-admitted students from another U of M college (I.U.T.s): No G.P.A. Requirement above 2.0. <no change>
Preferred minimum G.P.A. for college-admitted students transferring from outside the University: No G.P.A. Requirement above 2.0. <no change>
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Program Requirements
Program length in credits: 120 credits <no change>
Major length in credits: 37 credits <no change>
Number of semesters of a second language that are required: 4 <no change>
Specific language(s) required: Any Second Language <no change>
Required course(s):
Mathematics
Complete four courses from either the calculus or honors calculus sequence.
  Calculus Sequence
   MATH 1271 - Calculus I, MATH (4.0 cr)
      or MATH 1371 - IT Calculus I, MATH (4.0 cr)
   MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
      or MATH 1372 - IT Calculus II (4.0 cr)
   MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
      or MATH 2373 - IT Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
   MATH 2374 - IT Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
      or MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
  or Honors Sequence
    MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I, MATH, H (4.0 cr)
    MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II, H (4.0 cr)
    MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III, H (4.0 cr)
    MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV, H (4.0 cr)
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Major Courses
PHYS 2601 - Quantum Physics (4.0 cr)
  PHYS 2605 - Quantum Physics Laboratory (3.0 cr)
  PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I, PHYS SCI/L, WI (4.0 cr)
    or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I, PHYS SCI/L, WI, H (4.0 cr)
  PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II, PHYS SCI/L, WI (4.0 cr)
    or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II, PHYS SCI/L, WI, H (4.0 cr)
  PHYS 2403H - Honors Physics III, H (4.0 cr)
    or PHYS 2503 - Physics III: Intro to Waves, Optics, and Special Relativity (4.0 cr)

Major Courses
PHYS 2601 - Quantum Physics (4.0 cr)
  PHYS 2605 - Quantum Physics Laboratory (3.0 cr)
  PHYS 2201 - Introductory Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (3.0 cr)
  PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I, PHYS SCI/L, WI (4.0 cr)
    or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I, PHYS SCI/L, WI, H (4.0 cr)
  PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II, PHYS SCI/L, WI (4.0 cr)
    or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II, PHYS SCI/L, WI, H (4.0 cr)
  PHYS 2403H - Honors Physics III, H (4.0 cr)
    or PHYS 2503 - Physics III: Intro to Waves, Optics, and Special Relativity (4.0 cr)

Electives
Take 18 or more credit(s) from the following:
  PHYS 4xxx
  Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
    PHYS 4001 - Analytical Mechanics (4.0 cr)
    PHYS 4002 - Electricity and Magnetism (4.0 cr)
    PHYS 4101 - Quantum Mechanics (4.0 cr)
    PHYS 4201 - Statistical and Thermal Physics (3.0 cr)
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Senior Project
The senior project can be satisfied by completion of PHYS 4051 and 4052W; 5 credits may be counted towards the 18-credit elective requirement. Other ways of satisfying the physics project requirement must be approved by the physics department.
  PHYS 4051 - Methods of Experimental Physics I (5.0 cr)
  PHYS 4052W - Methods of Experimental Physics II, WI (5.0 cr)
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Sub-plans
Sub-plan requirement for this program: No <no change>
Sub-plan(s):
Title: Honors UHP
Title (long) of sub-plan: Honors UHP <no change>
Title (short) of sub-plan: Honors UHP <no change>
Sub-plan code: HONORSUHP <no change>
Description: Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. For any course required in a degree program, UHP students must register for the honors version if one is offered. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. <no change>
Degree requirements: <no change>
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