The Joint BS Physics degree is a Bachelor of Science degree with a Physics major, provided through the joint efforts of physics faculty both here at TAMUCC and at other schools in the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC). Interested students are encouraged to visit the TPC website at http://www.tarleton.edu/tpc/. Upper-level physics courses can originate at any of the TPC schools, and students at any of the other TPC schools can take them via distance education.
Physics courses are also offered in support of other major study areas in the sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering and technology, and 8-12 level physical science teaching certification.
Students obtaining the Joint BS in Physics will:
All full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:
Students majoring in physics must take the following courses to fulfill the corresponding requirements of the University Core Curriculum. See catalog section on University Core Curriculum Programs.
* Only 3 sem. hrs. of each of these courses count toward the Core Curriculum, so these courses are also listed below.
These courses from outside the Physics program are required as part of the Joint BS in Physics degree.
* Three sem. hrs. of MATH 2413 were included in the University Core Curriculum tally above, and these are not included in the total in this section.
* Six sem. hrs. of University Physics were used to fulfill the University Core Curriculum natural sciences requirement. These are not included in the total.
The Advanced Physics Electives consist of two courses in upper-level physics selected by the student from a small number of available courses in the Texas Physics Consortium. See the TPC web page for the schedule of which courses are being offered in the current and future semesters. The course will be used for these offerings.
The Support Field enables students the flexibility to tailor their degree to meet various academic and career goals, including teaching certification and interdisciplinary studies. The courses must be chosen in consultation with their physics faculty advisor. For students transferring into the Physics Major, these courses may be selected from those already taken from the student's former major.
The General Electives can include additional science, mathematics, or engineering courses, chosen with approval of the student's faculty mentor.
The Support Field Electives should be chosen from the following courses:
A different set of Support Field Electives can be chosen with approval.