B.A. (Entrepeneur Concentration)

Degree Program Hours (120)

The Bachelors of Arts in Physics with an Entrepreneur Concentration provides students with a strong background in physics as well as the skill set for starting and growing new high-tech business ventures. The curriculum encourages “hands on” interdisciplinary research in the form of an independent study course and an entrepreneurial science internship. It also provides the flexibility to tailor coursework to science and technology entrepreneurial activities. Graduates of this program will be well equipped to create their own high-tech jobs within existing companies as well as their own startup ventures.

Lower Division Preparation

The following are required courses and form the common prerequisites to the B.A. Program.

Course Description Credits Prerequisites Offered
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I 3 None Fa, Sp, Sum
CHM 1045L General Chemistry Lab I 1 CHM 1045 (co) Fa, Sp, Sum
CHM 1046 General Chemistry II 3 CHM 1045, CHM 1045L Fa, Sp, Sum
CHM 1046L General Chemistry Lab II 1 CHM 1046 (co) Fa, Sp, Sum
MAC 2311 Calculus I 4 MAC 1114 or MAC 2147 or placement test Fa, Sp, Sum
MAC 2312 Calculus II 4 MAC 2311 Fa, Sp, Sum
MAC 2313 Multivariable Calculus 4 MAC 2312 Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I 4 MAC 2311 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2048L General Physics Lab I 1 PHY 2048 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II 4 PHY 2048 Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2049L General Physics Lab II 1 PHY 2049 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 1033 First-Year Physics Seminar 1 None Fa, Sp

Upper Division Program (60)

Course Description Credits Prerequisites Offered
PHY 3106 Modern Physics I 3 PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 3106L Modern Physics Lab I 1 PHY 3106 (pre or co) Fa
PHY 3107 Modern Physics II 3 PHY 3106 Sp
PHY 3107L Modern Physics Lab II 1 PHY 3107 (pre or co) Sp
PHY 3513 Thermodynamics 3 PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4221 Intermediate Classical Mechanics I 3 MAC 2313,PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4323 Intermediate Electromagnetism I 3 MAC 2313,PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4604 Quantum Mechanics I 3 PHY 3107, MAP 2302, MAC 2313, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4134 Widely Applied Physics I 3 PHY 3107 Fa
PHY 4135 Widely Applied Physics II 3 PHY 4134 Fa
PHY 4905 Independent Study 3
PHY4810L Senior Physics Lab 3 PHY 3107, PHY 3107L Sp
PHY,PHZ,AST 3(4)XXX Approved electives in physics 6

Additional Upper Division Courses

Course Description Credits Prerequisites Offered
GEB 4113 Entrepreneurship 3
ISC 4947 Entrepreneurship Science Internship 3
GE 4110 Business Plan Development 3
3XXX, 4XXX Upper Division electives (physics or non-physics) 13

Alternatively another GEB course on Technology Product and Service Development course can replace GEB 4110