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Courses for the BA in Physics: Entrepreneurship

Degree Program Hours (120)

The Bachelor of Arts in Physics with an Entrepreneurship 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.

For more information, view the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

  • Lower Division Preparation (30)

    The following are required courses and form the common prerequisites to the BA 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 (4)

    Course (Credits)

    Offered (Pre- or co-requisites)

    PHY 1033: Physics Pathways (1)

    Fall, Spring

    MAP 2302: Differential Equations

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: MAC 2312)

  • Upper Division Program (60)

    Below are the required upper-division courses.

    Course (Credits)

    Offered (Pre- or co-requisites)

    PHY 3106: Modern Physics I (3)

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

    PHY 3802L: Intermediate Physics Lab (3)

    Fall, Spring (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: Intermediate Classical Mechanics (4)

    Fall (Prerequisites: MAC 2313, PHY 2049)

    PHY 4323: Intermediate Electromagnetism I (3)

    Fall (Prerequisites: MAC 2313, PHY 2049; Pre- or co-requisite: MAP 2302)

    PHY 4604: Quantum Mechanics I (3)

    Fall (Prerequisites: PHY 3106, MAP 2302, MAC 2313)

    PHY 4821L: Senior Physics Lab (3)

    Fall, Spring (Prerequisites: MAC2313, PHY3802L)

    PHY, PHZ, AST 3XXX/4XXX: Approved Upper Division Electives in Physics (9)

    ENT 4113: Entrepreneurship: New Business Development (3)

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

    ISC 4947: Entrepreneurship Science Internship (3)

    Spring (Prerequisite: ENT 4113)

    GEB 4110: Business Plan Development (3)
    or
    GEB 4xxx: Technology Product and Service Development (3)

    Spring (Prerequisite: ENT 4113 and 45 credit hours)

    Electives (14)