Physical Science at BHSU

Physical Science



*Current students, please refer to the DegreeWorks Dashboard in MyBHSU to confirm your major requirements.

Physical Science Requirements

Required Core - 26 semester hours

  • 4 CHEM 112/L General Chemistry I & Lab (gen ed)
  • 4 CHEM 114/L General Chemistry II & Lab (gen ed)
  • 4 MATH 123 Calculus I
  • 4 MATH 125 Calculus II 
  • 4-5 PHYS 211/L University Physics I & Lab
  • 4-5 PHYS 213/L University Physics II Lab  

Select one course from the following list:

  • CHEM 490 Seminar
  • ENGL 379 Technical Communication
  • GEOL 490 Seminar

Select 12 credit hours from the following list:

  • CHEM 492 Topics (3-6)
  • CHEM 498 Research (3-6)
  • GEOL 392 Topics (3-6)
  • PHYS 492 Topics (3-6)
  • PHYS 498 Research (3-6)
  • SCI 492 Topics (3-6)
  • SCI 494 Internship (3-6)

Take 1 MATH course from the following: 3-4 hours

  • MATH 225 Calculus III 
  • MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH 315 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 316 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 318 Advanced Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 321 Differential Equations
  • MATH 373 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 413 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 487 Design of Experiments

Select 6 courses (&Lab) from the following: 18-24 hrs: May not duplicate from above.

  • CHEM 326/L Organic Chemistry I & Lab
  • CHEM 328/L Organic Chemistry II  Lab
  • CHEM 332/L Analytical Chemestry & Lab
  • CHEM 342/L Physical Chemestry I & Lab
  • CHEM 344/L Physical Chemistry II & Lab
  • CHEM 434/L Instrumental Analysis & Lab
  • CHEM 452/L Inorganic Chemistry & Lab
  • CHEM 464/L Biochemistry I & Lab
  • CSC 150 Computer Science I
  • CSC 250 Computer Science II
  • CSC 260 Object Oriented Design
  • CSC 300 Data Structures
  • CSC 316 Discrete Mathematics (may not duplicate from above)
  • CSC 318 Advanced Discrete Mathematics
  • CSC 410 Parallel Computing
  • CSC 433 Computer Graphics
  • CSC 482 Algorithm Analysis
  • GEOL 201/L Physical Geology & Lab
  • GEOL 310 Volcanology
  • GEOL 340 Mineralogy and Petrology
  • GEOL 370 Hydrogeology
  • PHYS 331 Introduction to Modern Physics
  • PHYS 341 Thermodynamics
  • PHYS 343 Statistical Physics
  • PHYS 361 Optics
  • PHYS 451 Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 471 Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 481 Mathematical Physics
  • SCI 388 GIS/GPS

Gen Ed Requirements - 30 semester hours

  • ENGL 101 Composition I (3)
  • ENGL 201 Composition II (3)
  • SPCM Speech 101, 215, or 222 (3)
  • * Gen Ed - Social Science (9)
  • * Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (12)
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab (8)

* Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/250

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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