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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Program

In addition to meeting the Core Curriculum requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, each degree candidate must complete at least 68 hours (30 hours for Five-Year Dual Degree Physics/Engineering Program) of the following coursework for the first three years. Students must complete six credits at the 2000 level before taking any 3000-level courses.

Please note: The outline below is a model curriculum. Classes and program requirements are subject to change. Students who enroll at Seton Hall will follow the catalogue guidelines for the year they matriculate. Catalogues for each year are generally released in the late summer.

Sample program for B.S. Physics (and for B.A. Physics , Physics/Engineering):

First Year

Fall Semester

PHYS 1705 Principle of Physics I      3
PHYS 1815 Data Analysis Physics Laboratory I 2
MATH 1501 Calculus I          4
ENGL 1201 Core English I    3

Spring Semester

PHYS 1706 Principle of Physics II 3
PHYS 1816 Data Analysis Physics Laboratory II 1
MATH 1511 Calculus II        4
ENGL 1202 Core English II        3

Second Year

Fall Semester

Second Year Fall
PHYS 2883 Electronics I      3
PHYS 2185 Introductory Modern Physics 4
MATH 2511 Calculus III 4
CHEM 1107* Principles of Chemistry I or CHEM 1123/1125*    4
General Chemistry I and Lab       4
*B.A. students must take CHEM 1107.  
Second Year Spring
PHYS 2186 Waves and Oscillations    3
PHYS 2112 Physical Applications of Mathematical Techniques 4
CHEM 1108 * Principles of Chemistry II or CHEM 1124/1126 * 5
General Chemistry II and Lab    4
* B.A. students must take CHEM 1108.  

Third Year

Third Year Fall
PHYS 3119 Math Methods     4
PHYS 3121 Mechanics I 3
PHYS 3185 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
PHYS 3815 Advanced Laboratory I   2
Third Year Spring
PHYS 3122 Mechanics II  3
PHYS 3217 Modern Optics 3
PHYS 3812 Advanced Laboratory II 2
PHYS 4211 Quantum Mechanics I 3
Elective Courses (see below) 3

Fourth Year

Fourth Year Fall
PHYS 4812 Advanced Laboratory III 2
Elective courses (see below) 3
Fourth Year Spring
PHYS 4815 Advanced Laboratory IV 2
Elective courses (see below) 3

Recommended Electives:

BIOL 1201 General Biology I
BIOL 1202 General Biology II
CHEM 2321 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 2322 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2316 Organic Chemistry II Lab
CLAS 1314 Scientific Terminology
CSAS 1113 Introduction to Computer Science I
ENGL 3514 Scientific and Technical Writing
MATH 2111 Statistics for Science Majors (Prerequisite: MATH 1401)
PHIL 2700 Philosophy of Science
PHYS 2894 Electronics II
PHYS 3186 Electricity and Magnetism II
PHYS 4211 Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 4212 Quantum Mechanics II
PHYS 4219 Statistical Physics
PHYS 4290 Research in Physics I
PHYS 4291 Research in Physics II