B.A. in Physics with Math Minor

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one AR, DM, MU or any EN 23XX literature course
BA Physics with Math Minor Courses
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
EG 3145Circuits and Systems Lab1
EG 3156Electronics I Lab1
EG 3345Circuits and Systems3
EG 3356Electronics I3
MT 2412Calculus I4
MT 2413Calculus II4
MT 3311Differential Equations3
MT 3414Calculus III4
PY 1404University Physics I4
PY 2404University Physics II4
PY 3101Modern Physics Lab1
PY 3301Modern Physics3
PY 3304Thermodynamics3
PY 3305Physical Optics3
PY 3307Mechanics3
PY 3308Quantum Mechanics3
PY 33093
Advanced Mathematics MT 33XX/43XX3
Advanced Science3
Advanced Science3
Open Elective/Advanced Science 3XXX/4XXX3
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing PY 3301 with a grade of “C” or higher.
Total Semester Hours121

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
CH 14014EN 13113
MT 24124CH 14024
PY 14044MT 24134
ND 01010PY 24044
 15 18
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Speech3SMC 13XX3
EG 33453EG 31451
MT 33113MT 34144
PY 33013PY 33043
PY 31011 
 16 14
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Fine Arts/Literature3SMC 23XX3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
EG 33563PY 33053
EG 31561MT 33XX/43XX3
PY 33073 
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
History/Social Science3Advanced Theology3
PY 33083PY 33093
Science Elective3Science Elective3
Open/Science Elective3 
 15 12
Total Semester Hours 121