University Catalog

Chemistry and Physics

Chemistry Chairperson:  Latha Ramakrishnan
Physics Chairperson: Kevin Haglin
Address: 358 Robert H. Wick Science Building
Phone: 320.308.3031 (Chemistry)
Phone: 320.308.2011 (Physics)
Email: chemistry@stcloudstate.edu
Email: physics@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/chemphys

BS in Physics-Astrophysics (69-70 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, ENGR 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102, PHYS 415, ASTR 311, ASTR 312, ASTR 323, ASTR 427; ENGR 447, MATH 427. At least 6 credits must be ASTR.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Electro Optics (69-70 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, ENGR 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102. PHYS 445 and at least six credits from the following: PHYS 415, PHYS 435, PHYS 436; ENGR 425, ENGR 447.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Engineering Science (69-70 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 415; ENGR 335, ENGR 425; ECE 201. PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, ENGR 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Mathematical Physics (69-70 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, ENGR 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102PHYS 415, PHYS 450-455; MATH 423, MATH 427, MATH 461.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Professional Physics (69-70 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, ENGR 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102; PHYS 415, PHYS 450-455; ENGR 335; MATH 427.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BS in Physics-Self Selection (69-70 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • 2.50 GPA or higher in all PHYS, ASTR, and ENGR courses.
  • Completion of at least 16 credits.
  • Completion of PHYS 235.
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 333, PHYS 338, PHYS 346, PHYS 430, PHYS 431, PHYS 432, PHYS 440, ENGR 332, ENGR 334, MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312, MATH 321, MATH 325, CHEM 210; CSCI 260 or ECE 102.  At least 9 credits selected under the supervision of the physics major adviser. Courses must be selected from departments within the College of Science and Engineering.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing PHYS 430.


BES in Physics-BES (56 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 430; MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 312; CHEM 210. One additional 3 credit course at the 300 level or higher from PHYS, ASTR, or ENGR.

Electives

18 credits, selected under the supervision of a physics major advisor from courses at the 200 level or above in the College of Science and Engineering.

Minor in Optics (34-35 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

MATH 221, MATH 222; PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 333; ENGR 332 or ECE 312.

Electives

Select 3 courses: ECE 391 or PHYS 338; PHYS 435, PHYS 436, PHYS 445; ENGR 425, ENGR 447. Not available to physics majors.

Minor in Physics (34 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • High school algebra and trigonometry (MATH 072 and MATH 113) are prerequisites for students majoring or minoring in physics.

Program Requirements

PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 430; ENGR 332; MATH 221, MATH 222.

Electives

4 Credits of PHYS, ASTR or ENGR electives at 300 level or higher.

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