Physics, B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2021-2022

First Year

Fall Classes - 17 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
MATH 1011: Precalculus Mathematics
Pathways Required Core
3 MATH 1201: Calculus I
Major
4
CHEM 1200: General Chemistry I (Lecture)
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Required Core. Depending on Math placement, some students may be required to take CHEM 1050 and CHEM 2060 and CHEM 1201, in a two-term sequence. See an advisor to confirm your placement.)
3.5 CHEM 2200: General Chemistry II (Lecture)
Major (Also fulfills College Option)
3.5
CHEM 1201: General Chemistry I (Lab)
Major
1.5 CHEM 2201: General Chemistry II (Lab)
Major
1.5
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 17 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 PHYS 2100: General Physics II
Major
5
MATH 1206: Calculus II
Major
4 General Elective
General Elective
3
PHYS 1100: General Physics I
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Scientific World)
5 General Elective
General Elective
3
    General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 14 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
PHYS 4000-4400 Course
Major
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 PHYS 3900: Electrical Measurements Laboratory
Major
2
General Elective
General Elective
3 PHYS 3100: Introduction to Modern Physics
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 14 credits Credits Spring Classes - 13 credits Credits
PHYS 3500 or 3550
Major
3 PHYS 4900W: Advanced Laboratory I
Major
2
PHYS 3950: Modern Physics Laboratory
Major
2 PHYS 5500: Senior Project
Major
2
PHYS 3600 or 3650
Major
2 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
2 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
2    

Degree Details

33 Pathways Credits*

47 Major Credits

40 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a second major, or a minor, towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Physics Department
1407b Ingersoll Hall
Nicolas Giovambattista/Chairperson
ngiovambattista@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Physics B.A. major includes 3 courses (PHYS 1100, CHEM 1200, CHEM 2200) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Physics B.A. only need to complete 33 additional Pathways credits.

The course sequence is intended for premedical and pre-dental students, for students preparing to teach in secondary school, and for others for whom a broad background in physics is desirable.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Physics Department
1407b Ingersoll Hall
Nicolas Giovambattista/Chairperson
ngiovambattista@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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