In order to graduate the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Science, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences lies out strict requirements that need to be fulfilled. These include specific general education requirements, a minimum number of 120 total credits, and a simple-yet-detailed commencement-application process. Each of these requirements can change (and often do) from year to year, and you should double check with your acadmic advisor to make sure all of your CLAS requirements are fulfilled.|
In addition to the requirements set out by CLAS, the Physics Department has more specific guidelines that need to be fulfilled in order to graduate.
A total of 36 upper level physics credits (courses numbered 2000+), which must include the following:
An additional 12 credits (courses numbered 2000+) from math, engineering or related science courses
- PHYS 2300 (230) - Development of Quantum Physics
- PHYS 2501 (258) - Lab: Electricity, Magnetism and Mechanics
- PHYS 3101 (242) - Mechanics I
- PHYS 3201 (255) - E&M I
- PHYS 3202 (257) - E&M II
- PHYS 3300 (271) - Statistical and Thermal Mechanics
- PHYS 3401 (261) - Quantum I
- Three credits from any the following advanced labs:
- PHYS 3150 (256) - Lab: Electronics
- PHYS 2502 (259) - Lab: Electricity, Magnetism and Mechanics
- PHYS 4900 (285) - Experimental Physics Design Laboratory
The official requirements can change, so be sure to double check them when planning your undergraduate courses. Also, check on Peoplesoft to make sure the class you are taking is being offered the semester you want it. Some classes are only available one semester a year, and some are offered only one semester every two years.
The plan of study sheet also has to be filled out and handed to the registrar.