Oct 20, 2018  
2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Academic Catalog

Physics, B.S.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Arts and Sciences

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Physics is to offer traditional preparation of students for opportunities in graduate study, research, pre-engineering, and employment. There are two concentrations in the Physics degree program: Medical Physics and Pre-Engineering. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation and training opportunities in interdisciplinary research areas such as: Chemical Physics, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Material Science, Optics & Lasers and Engineering.

The Physics program offers several options for obtaining a dual degree (BS/BE). Students may earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering by completing the three-year curriculum at Dillard University and one of the two-year curriculums at the host institution:

  • Columbia University (BS/BE)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (BS/BE)
  • Tulane University (BS/BE)
  • University of New Orleans (BS/BE)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate preparedness for graduate study and/or entry-level employment.
  • Effectively matriculate in 3-2 Pre-Engineering and Medical Physics program.
  • Demonstrate preparedness for independent study and research through interaction with scholars and experts in their disciplines.
  • Acquire experience through hands-on-training on major research equipment available in program.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Physics


Complete a total of 128 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 61 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 26 credit hours

Physics Curriculum


First Year


Second Year


Third Year


Fourth Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Total: 15

Total Required Hours: 128


* Service Learning: Students will earn a total of 30 service learning hours after successful completion of FYS 101  & FYS 102 .

** Community Service: Students must contact the Center for Career and Professional Development for pre-approved community service project to earn a total of 90 hours of community service by the end of their junior year.

*** Writing Proficiency Examination: Students must complete ENG 111  and ENG 112  with a minimum grade of ‘C’ to register for ENG 199 - Writing Proficiency Examination . Students who fail to take or do not pass ENG 199  must take ENG 200 - Review of Writing Strategies  (3 credit hours).

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Arts and Sciences