Physics - B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
103 Smith Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2246
physics-web@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/physics


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Physics is a professionally oriented program that serves as preparation either for graduate work in physics or for entrance into positions in a variety of industries or government service. 

The Physics major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Applied Physics concentration prepares students for immediate entry into careers in industry. Course requirements include electronics, introduction to computer programming, and data analysis and computational physics techniques. While rooted in the basic principles of physics, this program is optimized for students concerned with the application of physics in practical devices and systems.
  • The Biological Sciences concentration is interdisciplinary and for students with a strong interest in both physics and biology, who may wish to prepare for graduate study in biophysics or for work in a biotechnology company. 
  • The Chemistry concentration is interdisciplinary and designed for students with a strong interest in both physics and chemistry, who may wish to prepare for graduate study in chemical physics or for work in a high-technology materials-related research and development laboratory. 
  • The Computer Science concentration is interdisciplinary and provides a foundation in physics while emphasizing the use of computer software in scientific applications. Graduates are prepared for computer-related careers that require an understanding of the underlying science as well as knowledge of relevant computer applications. 
  • The Mathematical Physics concentration is interdisciplinary and provides students with a strong understanding of applied physical theory, its applications and the underlying mathematics. This training, valuable for start-up positions with a number of industries, may also serve as preparation for graduate work in either physics or mathematics.
  • The Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy concentration is interdisciplinary and designed to prepare physics majors for further study leading to careers in medicine.
  • The Research concentration prepares majors for further study at the graduate level. This program trains students in logical thinking and problem solving using both analytical and computational methods. It also furnishes students with a comprehensive understanding of the basic laws and principles that govern the physical world. Academic assessment and GRE scores keep the program up-to-date via curricular revisions. This program is a popular stepping stone to graduate degrees not only in physics, but also in engineering, astronomy/astrophysics and materials science.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate technical and cognitive skills important in a good physicist, including the following:
    1. Think critically and analytically.
    2. Define a problem and how to solve problems.
    3. Understand advanced mathematics (e.g., calculus and differential equations) and computer skills.
    4. Use, design and even build lab equipment.
  2. Demonstrate the traits important in a good scientist, namely, hard working, creative, meticulous, persistence, tenacious and self confidence.
  3. Communicate results of their work to peers, to their instructors or supervisors, to various target groups within the physics community and to people outside the discipline.

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CHEM 10060GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
CHEM 10061GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
CHEM 10062GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 10063GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 12003ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
MATH 32051MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
MATH 32052MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 4
PHY 12000INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS SEMINAR (ELR) 1
PHY 23101GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 15
PHY 23102GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 15
PHY 30020INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 22
PHY 35101CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4
PHY 36001INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS 3
PHY 40020ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 22
PHY 40092INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICS (ELR) 32
PHY 45201ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 4
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language (see Foreign Language College Requirement below)8
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts 49
Concentrations
Choose from the following:40
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

Credit is not granted for both the PHY 13001/PHY 13002 and the PHY 23101/PHY 23102 series, nor for the PHY 13011/PHY 13012 series.

2

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

3

With advisor’s permission. PHY 40092 may be replaced with PHY 40096 or PHY 40099. If PHY 40096 is taken, a suitable research project should be selected.

4

PHIL 21001 is highly recommended to fulfill the Kent Core Humanities category for the Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy concentration. This course also fulfills the global diversity requirement.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Foreign Language College Requirement

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 8 credit hours of foreign language.1

  • Minimum Elementary I and II of the same language
1

 All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond the Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP),  the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional Information) . When students complete the requirement with fewer than 8 credit hours and two courses, they will complete the remaining hours with general electives.

Applied Physics Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-PHY-APHY]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
4
or CS 13001 COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
PHY 22564INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS PHYSICS 3
PHY 32511ELECTRONICS 4
PHY 36002APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
PHY 45403DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS TECHNIQUES 3
PHY 45501ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND MODERN OPTICS 3
Physics (PHY) Elective3
Physics Upper-Division Elective (PHY 30000 or 40000 level)3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
General Elective (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)8
Minimum Total Credit Hours:40

Biological Sciences Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-PHY-BISC]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 10110BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 30140CELL BIOLOGY 4
BSCI 30156ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
BSCI 40163EVOLUTION 3
PHY 45301THERMAL PHYSICS 3
PHY 46101QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Major Upper-Division Elective 13
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
General Elective (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:40
1

Recommended major electives: BSCI 40158, CHEM 30481, PHY 41010, PHY 44600.

Chemistry Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-PHY-CHEM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CHEM 30481ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 13
CHEM 30482ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
CHEM 30105ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 30107ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 1
CHEM 30301INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
PHY 36002APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
PHY 45301THERMAL PHYSICS 3
PHY 46101QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Physics Electives6
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
General Elective (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:40
1

Students who have already completed CHEM 30481 and CHEM 30482 may not take and apply CHEM 20482 toward the program.

Computer Science Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-PHY-CS]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
4
or CS 13001 COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
CS 23001COMPUTER SCIENCE II: DATA STRUCTURES AND ABSTRACTION 4
CS 23022DISCRETE STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE 3
CS 42201INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I 3
PHY 36002APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
PHY 46101QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Physics Upper-Division Electives (PHY 30000 or 40000 level)6
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
General Elective (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)7
Minimum Total Credit Hours:40

Mathematical Physics Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-PHY-MTHP]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
4
or CS 13001 COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
PHY 36002APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
PHY 45401MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS 4
PHY 45403DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS TECHNIQUES 3
PHY 46101QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Physics (PHY) Electives9
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
General Elective (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)7
Minimum Total Credit Hours:40

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-PHY-PMDO]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 30130HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3
or BSCI 40430 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
BSCI 30140CELL BIOLOGY 4
BSCI 30156ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
BSCI 30171GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
CHEM 30284INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 4
or CHEM 40245 BIOCHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE
CHEM 30475ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
CHEM 30476ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
CHEM 30481ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 30482ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SOC 12050INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Concentration Elective, choose from the following:3-4
VERTEBRATE ANATOMY
IMMUNOLOGY
MEDICAL HISTOLOGY
BIOPHOTONICS
INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
General Elective (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:40

Research Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-PHY-RESE]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
4
or CS 13001 COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
PHY 36002APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
PHY 45301THERMAL PHYSICS 3
PHY 45403DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS TECHNIQUES 3
PHY 46101QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Physics (PHY) Electives5
Physics Upper-Division Electives (PHY 30000 or 40000 level)4
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
General Elective (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)8
Minimum Total Credit Hours:40

Roadmaps


 

Applied Physics Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
!PHY 12000 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS SEMINAR (ELR) 1
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 32051 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 32052 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 4
!PHY 36001 INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS 3
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
!CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
or COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
4
!PHY 35101 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4
!PHY 36002 APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
!PHY 45201 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!PHY 22564 INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS PHYSICS 3
!PHY 30020 INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!PHY 45403 DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS TECHNIQUES 3
Physics (PHY) Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Seven
!PHY 32511 ELECTRONICS 4
!PHY 40092 INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICS (ELR) 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!PHY 40020 ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!PHY 45501 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND MODERN OPTICS 3
Physics (PHY) Upper Division Elective 3
General Electives 5
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Biological Sciences Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
!PHY 12000 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS SEMINAR (ELR) 1
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!BSCI 10110 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!MATH 32051 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!BSCI 10120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!MATH 32052 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 4
!PHY 36001 INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
!BSCI 30156 ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
!PHY 35101 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4
PHY 46101 QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!BSCI 30140 CELL BIOLOGY 4
!PHY 30020 INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
!BSCI 40163 EVOLUTION 3
!PHY 40092 INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICS (ELR) 2
!PHY 45201 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!PHY 40020 ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!PHY 45301 THERMAL PHYSICS 3
Major Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Chemistry Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
!PHY 12000 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS SEMINAR (ELR) 1
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
CHEM 30481 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
!MATH 32051 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
CHEM 30482 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
!MATH 32052 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 4
!PHY 36001 INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
!PHY 35101 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4
!PHY 36002 APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
PHY 46101 QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!CHEM 30301 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
!PHY 30020 INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!PHY 45301 THERMAL PHYSICS 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Seven
!CHEM 30105 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
!CHEM 30107 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 1
!PHY 40092 INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICS (ELR) 2
!PHY 45201 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
!PHY 40020 ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
Physics (PHY) Electives 6
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 3
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Computer Science concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
!PHY 12000 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS SEMINAR (ELR) 1
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
or COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
4
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
 Credit Hours14
Semester Three
!CS 23022 DISCRETE STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE 3
!MATH 32051 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!MATH 32052 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 4
!PHY 36001 INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
!PHY 30020 INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!PHY 35101 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4
!PHY 36002 APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
!PHY 45201 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
!CS 23001 COMPUTER SCIENCE II: DATA STRUCTURES AND ABSTRACTION 4
PHY 46101 QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Physics Upper-Division Elective (PHY 30000 or 40000 level) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Seven
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!CS 42201 INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I 3
!PHY 40020 ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!PHY 40092 INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICS (ELR) 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Physics Upper-Division Elective (PHY 30000 or 40000 level) 3
Kent Core Requirements 3
General Elective 4
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Mathematical Physics Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
!PHY 12000 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS SEMINAR (ELR) 1
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
or COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
4
!MATH 32051 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!MATH 32052 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 4
!PHY 36001 INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
!PHY 35101 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4
!PHY 36002 APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
!PHY 45201 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 4
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!PHY 30020 INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!PHY 45403 DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS TECHNIQUES 3
PHY 46101 QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours13
Semester Seven
!PHY 40092 INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICS (ELR) 2
!PHY 45401 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS 4
Physics (PHY) Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!PHY 40020 ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
Physics (PHY) Elective 6
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 1
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
!PHY 12000 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS SEMINAR (ELR) 1
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!BSCI 10120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!CHEM 30475 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
!CHEM 30481 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
!MATH 32051 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!BSCI 30140 CELL BIOLOGY 4
!CHEM 30476 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
!CHEM 30482 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
!MATH 32052 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 4
!PHY 36001 INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!BSCI 30130
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
or ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
3
!BSCI 30156 ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
!PHY 35101 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Concentration Elective or Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
!BSCI 30171 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
!CHEM 30284
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
or BIOCHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE
4
!PHY 30020 INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
Concentration Elective or Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
!PHY 40092 INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICS (ELR) 2
!PHY 45201 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 4
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
!PHY 40020 ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Research Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
!PHY 12000 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS SEMINAR (ELR) 1
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 32051 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 32052 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 4
!PHY 36001 INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS 3
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
!CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
or COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
4
!PHY 35101 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4
!PHY 36002 APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS 3
!PHY 45201 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!PHY 30020 INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!PHY 45301 THERMAL PHYSICS 3
!PHY 45403 DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS TECHNIQUES 3
!PHY 46101 QUANTUM MECHANICS 4
Physics (PHY) Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
!PHY 40092 INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICS (ELR) 2
Physics (PHY) Elective 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
!PHY 40020 ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
Physics (PHY) Elective (PHY 30000 or 40000 level) 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 5
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120