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Division of Continuing Studies

Physics

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in physics.

Required:

PHYS 2110-1154 General Physics, Calculus Level 5 hrs
PHYS 2120-1164 General Physics, Calculus Level 5 hrs
PHYS 3250 Mathematic Methods of Physics
(May substitute MATH 2050 (Linear Algebra) and MATH 2350 (Differential Equations for PHYS 3250)
3 or 6 hrs
  Additional upper level physics courses 15 hrs
Math 2200 Mathematical Computing I (pre-req Math 1950) 3 hrs

Required mathematics secondary field:

MATH 1950 Calculus I 5 hrs
MATH 1960 Calculus II 5 hrs
MATH 1970 Calculus III 4 hrs

Additional information:

Students must be able to attend day classes in order to complete the physics area of concentration.

Career Information:
An area of concentration in physics concerns the scientific study of matter and energy. Physicists use mathematics and the basic laws of nature to understand, explain, and predict their theories. They often apply their theories to other fields, including chemistry, biology, engineering, communication, transportation, electronics, and health. It will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. Physics students may find careers in museums, government, education, construction, research, utilities, engineering, and electronics.

For more career information, check out American Physical Society Careers in Physics, U.S. Department of Labor - Physicists & Astronomers, College Board - Physics, or UNO Career Center.

Revised Fall 2013