Bachelor of Science in Physical Science

Program of Study Summary

University Degree Requirements: 53 Credit Hours
Departmental Core Curriculum: 30 Credit Hours
Major electives: 20 Credit Hours
Free electives: 21 Credit Hours
TOTAL: 124 Credit Hours

Core Curriculum

  • PHYS 211/211L Physics for Scientists and Engineers I/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 212/212L Physics for Scientists and Engineers II/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 200/200L Physical Geology/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 235 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 236 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4 Credit Hours)

Major Electives

(select two of the following)

Chemistry Emphasis (Select 10 Credit Hours)

  • CHEM 250/250L Chemical Analysis (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 304/304L Essentials of Organic Chemistry (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 352/352L Environmental Chemistry (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 360/360L Essentials of Biochemistry (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry/Lab (5 Credit Hours)

Geosciences Emphasis

  • GSCI 202/202L Historical Geology/Lab (5 Credit Hours)
  • Approved electives (5 Credit Hours)

Physics Emphasis

  • PHYS 313 Atomic Physics -or-
    by permission PHYS 301 Concepts of Modern Physics (3 Credit Hours)
  • Physics electives (7 Credit Hours)

Visit the Fort Hays State University Catalog to learn more about Physics degree requirements and review Physics course descriptions.