B.S. 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
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
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
Theology3
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
BS Physics Major Courses
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
MT 2412Calculus I4
MT 2413Calculus II4
MT 3311Differential Equations3
MT 3414Calculus III4
MT 4331Probability Theory3
PY 1404University Physics I4
PY 2404University Physics II4
PY 3101Modern Physics Lab1
PY 3102Nuclear Physics Lab1
PY 3113Electronics Lab I1
PY 3301Modern Physics3
PY 3304Thermodynamics3
PY 3305Physical Optics3
PY 3307Mechanics3
PY 3308Quantum Mechanics3
PY 3309Electromagnetics3
PY 3325Special Topics (Advanced Quantum)3
Science Elective 34
Science Elective 33
Science Elective 33
Science Elective 33
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 Hours122
1

All St. Mary’s Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN 1313 to fulfill this requirement.

3

The Science Elective can be composed of one 4 hour science course (with lab) plus an additional 3 hour science class or two 3 hour science courses plus a 1 hour lab course.

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

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3EN 13113
CH 14014CH 14024
MT 24124MT 24134
PY 14044PY 24044
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX3
Speech3MT 34144
MT 33113PY 33043
PY 33013PY 31021
PY 31011 
 16 14
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX3
Fine Arts/Literature3SMC 23XX3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
MT 43313PY 33093
PY 33073PY 33053
PY 31131 
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
History/Social Science3Advanced Theology3
PY 33083PY 3325 (Advanced Quantum)3
Science Elective4Science Elective3
Science Elective3Science Elective3
 16 15
Total Semester Hours 122