College of Natural and Health Sciences
Contact: Cynthia S. Galovich, Ph.D., Department Chair
Location: Ross Hall 0232
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.
Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
The program consists of three parts:
- Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
- Required Major Credits
- University-Wide Credit
This program, offered through the cooperation of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Earth Sciences and School of Mathematics, focuses on the laws, principles and mathematical foundations of physics.
This emphasis is an excellent preparation for graduate school in mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, mathematical physics or other similar programs. It is also excellent preparation for many types of positions in industry or in research laboratories.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
- A research project, completed in PHYS 470, is required for all emphases except secondary teaching. HON 451 may be substituted for PHYS 470.
- A 2.0 GPA or better is required in PHYS prefix courses for graduation.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. Required Specified LAC — 18 credits
LAC area 2. Mathematics
LAC area 6. Physical and Life Sciences
Remaining LAC — 22 credits
See “Liberal Arts Core”
NOTE: Students need to select courses from Areas 7 and/or 8 that also count for Areas 3, 4, or 5.
2. Required Major — 66-70 credits
Take all of the following courses:
3. University-Wide Credits — 10-14 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 10-14 credits.