May 23, 2022
120 hours (minimum)
Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the Major Requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree .
I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity
II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities
III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences
IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences
V. Composition and Communication I
VI. Composition and Communication II
VII. Quantitative Foundations
VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning
IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA
Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)
Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3
I. Foreign Language: 0-14
(placement exam recommended)
II. Disciplinary Requirements
a. Natural Science
(completed by Premajor Requirements)
III. Laboratory or Field Work
(completed by Premajor Requirement)
College Requirement hours: 18-32
*Course used towards completion of a UK Core Requirement.
Other Course Work Required for the Major
From Outside the Major Department
- Choose 13-16 hours outside Physics at the 300+ level. Courses are generally chosen from biology, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, mathematics, philosophy, or statistics. 200+ level courses used to satisfy College requirements can also be counted here Credit(s): 13-16
Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 121
Suggested Curriculum for B.A. in Physics
As you plan your physics studies, please note that upper division physics courses, PHY 3XX and all higher numbered courses, are offered once per year in the semester indicated on the suggested curricula. For example, PHY 306 and PHY 361 are offered in the spring semester only. This suggested curriculum minimally meets the requirements for the B.A. in Physics.
*A total of 14 credit hours in math, computer science, chemistry, engineering or other areas related to physics but outside the department must be completed to satisfy the college requirement. A total of 42 hours in physics and related areas must be taken to satisfy the major requirement.
**The Bachelor of Arts requires the completion of six hours in humanities and social sciences as a college requirement. It also requires the completion of 39 hours at or above the 300 level.
- PHY 3XX Credit(s): 3
- PHY 4XX Credit(s): 3
- Social Sciences 300+ Credit(s): 3 **
- Major Related Electives Credit(s): 3
- Electives Credit(s): 3