Nov 27, 2022  
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Physics

Physics (B.S.)

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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Minimum Semester Hours required for the Physics Major: 75 semester hours

The Physics major comprises the following courses:

Students who have completed college-level, algebra-based physics courses (e.g., PHY 1151G, 1152G, 1161, 1162) should consult the department chair.


And 3 semester hours of PHY electives, selected from the list below:


(Major GPA based on all physics courses taken at EIU.)

1 No more than 3 semester hours of PHY 4444*, PHY 4555, PHY 4600, 4601*, 4602*, 4603* and PHY 4800* in aggregate will count towards the Physics concentration electives.

2 One semester hour of PHY 4601, 4602, or 4603 is required. It is suggested that students take more than one semester of these courses but additional semester hours will not count as electives.

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