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Courses for the BA in Physics: Business Concentration

Degree Program Hours (120)

The Bachelors of Arts in Physics with a Business Concentration prepares students interested in physics and planning to enter business and business management careers. Concentrates on the basic of business administration and also gain a thorough understanding of electronics, lasers, computers and other tools used by physicists.

For more information, view the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

  • Lower Division Preparation (30)

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

    Course (Credits)

    Offered (Pre- or co-requisites)

    CHM 1045: General Chemistry I (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer

    CHM 1045L: General Chemistry Lab I (1)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Co-requisite: CHM 1045)

    CHM 1046: General Chemistry II (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: CHM 1045, CHM 1045L)

    CHM 1046L: General Chemistry Lab II (1)

    Fall, Spring Summer (Co-requisite: CHM 1046)

    MAC 2311: Calculus I (4)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: MAC 1114 or MAC 2147 or placement test)

    MAC 2312: Calculus II (4)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: MAC 2311)

    MAC 2313: Multivariable Calculus (4)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: MAC 2312)

    PHY 2048: Physics with Calculus I (4)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Pre- or co-requisite: MAC 2311)

    PHY 2048L: General Physics Lab I (1)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Pre- or co-requisite: PHY 2048)

    PHY 2049: Physics with Calculus II (4)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: PHY 2048)

    PHY 2048L: General Physics Lab II (1)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Pre- or co-requisite: PHY 2049)

  • Additional Lower Division Courses (13)

    Course (Credits)

    Offered (Pre- or co-requisites)

    PHY 1033: Physics Pathways (1)

    Fall, Spring

    MAP 2302: Differential Equations (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: MAC 2312)

    ECO 2013: Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer

    ECO 2023: Principles of Microeconomics (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer

    ACG 2021: Accounting for Decisions (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: MAC 1105)

  • Upper Division Program (60 Total hours, 48 must be 3000-level or above))

    Below are the required upper-division courses.

    Course (Credits)

    Offered (Pre- or co-requisites)

    PHY 3106: Modern Physics I (3)

    Fall, Spring (Prerequisite: PHY 2049, MAC 2312)

    PHY 3802L: Intermediate Physics Lab (3)

    Fall (Pre- or co-requisite: PHY 3106)

    PHY 3513: Thermodynamics (3)
    or
    PHZ 3113: Methods in Theoretical Physics (3)

    Fall (Prerequisites: PHY 2049; Pre- or co-requisite: MAC 2313)
    or 
    Spring (Prerequisite: MAC 2313)

    PHY 4221: Introduction to Classical Mechanics (4)

    Fall (Prerequisites: MAC 2313, PHY 2049))

    PHY 4821L: Advanced Physics Lab (3)

    Fall, Spring (Prerequisites: MAC2313, PHY3802L)

    ACG 3301: Acc. for Planning and Control (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: ACG 2021)

    CGS 3300: Introduction to Information Systems (3)

    (Prerequisites: (ACG 3301, CGS 2100) or (CGS 2060, STA 2023) or (STA 2122 and MAC 2233 or MAC 2311))

    FIN 3403: Financial Management (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisites: ACG 3301, STA 2023 or STA 2122, and MAC 2233 or MAC 2311)

    MAN 3025: Organization and Management (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisites: more than 45 credit hours completed)

     MAN 4602: International Business (3)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisites: MAN 3022 or MAN 3025)

    MAR 3023: Introduction to Marketing (3) (Global Learning)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisites: more than 45 credit hours completed)

    Business Electives (3)

    Electives (8)