Physics, BS

Prairie View A&M University is a member of the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC) that offers a Joint BS Degree in Physics with member institutions collectively offering more than 24 SCH of advanced physics core courses via Trans Texas Video Network (TTVN).

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, a minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH) are required, divided into three (3) categories of required course sequences: (1) Core Curriculum courses (42 SCH), (2) Major courses (60 SCH), and (3) Specialization (18 SCH). A minor may be chosen depending upon the student’s preference and career choice.

Complete Core Curriculum Listing at https://catalog.pvamu.edu/universitycorecurriculum/

Core Curriculum 42 Credit Hours
Communication 6
Freshman Composition I
Freshman Composition II
Mathematics 3
College Algebra
Life and Physical Sciences6
General Inorganic Chemistry I
Physical Science I
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Select One)3
Creative Arts (Select One)3
American History 6
United States History I
United States History II
Government/Political Science 6
American Government
Texas Government
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select One)3
Component Area Option One (Select One)3
Component Area Option Two 3
Introduction to Speech Communication
Major Required Courses
PHYS 2325University Physics I3
PHYS 2125University Physics Lab I1
PHYS 2326University Physics II3
PHYS 2126University Physics Lab II1
PHYS 3310Mechanics I3
PHYS 3312Electricity and Magnetism I3
PHYS 3316Mathematical Physics I3
PHYS 3318Modern Physics I3
PHYS 3324Introduction to Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics3
PHYS 4302Introductory Quantum Mechanics I3
PHYS 4306Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 4310Advanced Physics Lab3
PHYS 4191Physics Research Project1
PHYS 4192Physics Research Seminar1
MATH 2413Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 2414Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 2320Differential Equations3
MATH 3401Calculus III4
CHEM 1111General Chemistry Lab I1
PHSC 1112Sci Lab1
PHSC 1317Physical Science II3
Physics Electives: Select 6 hours from any 3000 or 4000 level Physics course from Approved TPC Courses6
Specialization: Select 18 hours from any discipline listed below, in consultation with your faculty advisor:18
Any PHYS, PHSC, MATH, CHEG, CPET, COMP, CVEG, GNEG, ELEG, ELET, BIOL, CHEM OR MCEG
Total Hours120