Courses | B.S. in Physics
Below are the course requirements for this academic program. In addition to these program-specific requirements, all majors include Biola's traditional undergraduate core curriculum. For more program details, including a sample course sequence, visit Biola's academic catalog.
To continue in the program a student is required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in their first year of chemistry, physics and/or math courses taken at Biola. Depending on the major, these courses may include: CHEM 105, MATH 150, MATH 151, PHSC 132, PHSC 134, PHSC 233, PHSC 237.
Integration Seminar Requirement
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Physics degree program are required to take BBST 465 as "Christianity and the Natural Sciences," or another approved Integration Seminar topic (see advisor).
|Program-Specific Core Curriculum Courses|
|Physics majors automatically meet the Core Curriculum requirement of 6 credits of science and mathematics. The foreign language requirement is met by two years in high school or 4 credits of college foreign language.|
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I 1||4|
|CHEM 106||General Chemistry II||4|
|MATH 150||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 151||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 250||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 335||Ordinary Differential Equations||3|
|PHSC 124||Data Analysis and Presentation||1|
|PHSC 132||General Physics I: Mechanics and Heat 2||3|
|PHSC 134||General Physics I Laboratory||1|
|PHSC 233||General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism||3|
|PHSC 237||General Physics II Laboratory||1|
|PHSC 234||General Physics III: Waves, Optics and Modern Physics||4|
|PHSC 311||Computer Techniques in Science and Engineering||3|
|PHSC 318||Classical Mechanics||3|
|PHSC 321||Circuits and Instrumentation I||5|
|PHSC 336||Mathematical Methods in Physics||3|
|PHSC 412||Introduction to Quantum Mechanics||3|
|PHSC 460||Capstone Seminar||1|
|PHSC 480||Advanced Physics Laboratory||3|
|Select at least 3 credits of upper-division Physics electives.||3|
|Program Course Requirements: 63 credits|
|Core Curriculum Requirements 3||61|
See Core Curriculum Program section for details.