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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics - Premedical Physics, B.S.

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Major Code: 7139 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The premedical major offers the courses needed to meet the entrance requirements of essentially all schools of medicine, dentistry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry and optometry. The premedical advisor organizes a premedical evaluation committee to provide evaluation letters for students applying to medical school. Premedical physics majors have very high acceptance rates into medical and professional schools. Note this program is also an excellent choice for the student interested in a prelaw curriculum.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Physics - Premedical Physics must complete the course requirements listed in the following curriculum. Because the subject matter of general physics forms a critically important foundation for all advanced physics courses, the minimum grade for satisfying the prerequisite requirements for a physics major is a grade of C for each of the following courses:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall (13 credit hours)

  • PHY 4200 Senior Seminar 1 (Q)
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (PHY 4xxx) Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Electives Credit Hours: 6

Spring (14 credit hours)

Total Credits Required: 128

*Students should register for BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1 . Students who place into MTH 1002 Calculus 2  or MTH 1020 Mathematical Analysis 2  are encouraged to take PHY 1001 Physics 1  in the first semester and BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1  later in the program.

Technical Electives

As the department has deemed some technical electives more important than others, students should discuss all technical elective course choices with their advisor before registration.

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