Undergraduate Bulletin

Spring 2024

Major SBC Courses for the BS in Physics

This table illustrates major courses that can also be used to fulfill SBC requirements (See Note 1 & Note 2).

SBC Category

Required Major Courses

Optional Major Courses (See Note 3)

LANG (see Note 4)    
QPS   AMS 102, AMS 110, AMS 151, MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 131, MAT 141, MAT 171
SBS   EST 392
SNW PHY 131, PHY 132 BIO 201, CHE 131, CHE 132, CHE 152, PHY 125, PHY 127, PHY 126, PHY 141
TECH PHY 277, PHY 335 ATM 247, BME 100, CSE 110, MAT 331
STAS   ECO 373, EST 291, EST 320
EXP+   AST 287, ATM 487, EST 499
SBS+   AMS 335, ECO 303, ECO 305, ECO 355
STEM+ PHY 251, PHY 300 AMS 261, AMS 301, AMS 310, AMS 361, AST 203, AST 205, ATM 205, ATM 247, ATM 305, BIO 202, BIO 203, CHE 301, CHE 321, MAT 203, MAT 211, MAT 307, MAT 303, MAT 308
CER   AMS 315, ATM 397
DIV (see Note 5)    
ESI PHY 445 AMS 315, AST 443, ATM 320, GEO 287
SPK PHY 445 AST 443, JRN 365, PHY 458
WRTD PHY 459  

Note 1: Some course information may be subject to change. Please contact your major advisor for additional consultation.

Note 2: For majors that require study in a related area or completion of a minor, visit the respective program's "Major SBC Courses" page to view expanded SBC options. 

Note 3: Denotes any course in which students can choose from more than one option. These may include, but are not limited to, major electives, concentration/track/specialization courses, or calculus/physics/chemistry sequences.

Note 4: CEAS majors, the Athletic Training major, the Respiratory Care major, and the Clinical Laboratory Sciences major are exempt from the LANG learning objective. Students enrolled in the major in Social Work are exempt from the LANG learning objective, but are required to enroll in and pass with a letter grade of C or higher the first semester of an elementary foreign language course numbered 111, or satisfy through alternate methods (see Communicate in a Human Language Other than English--LANG). 

Note 5: Students are responsible for completing the general education requirements published in the Bulletin that was current as of the first semester of matriculation (or rematriculation). The following student groups must satisfy the DIV learning objective as part of their degree requirements:

  • Freshmen who matriculate in the Fall of 2019 or later
  • Transfer students who matriculate in the Spring of 2020 or later
  • Students who rematriculate in the Fall of 2019 or later