Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Physics with a concentration in Computational Physics. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

This degree plan assumes students will have the equivalent of MATH 101 or MATH 104 prior to freshman year, fall semester.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
MATH 125 (Major Pre-requisite)4MATH 126 (Major Pre-requisite)4
CHEM 130 (Major Pre-requisite)5Elective/KU Core3
 PHSX 150 (Major Requirement)0.5
 17 15.5
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3
MATH 320 or 220 (Major Pre-requisite)3ECON 142 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Pre-requisite)3
PHSX 211
PHSX 216 (Major Requirement), or
5PHIL 310 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Pre-requisite)3
MATH 290 or 291 (Major Pre-requisite)2
Elective/KU Core or possible minor course (Total Hours)5PHSX 212
PHSX 236 (Major Requirement), or
4
 
 16 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Elective/KU Core3EECS 268 (Major Pre-requisite)4
Elective/KU Core3PHSX 521 (Major Requirement)3
PHSX 313
PHSX 316 (Major Requirement)3
4Elective/KU Core or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
EECS 168 (Major Pre-requisite)4Elective/KU Core or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 Elective/KU Core or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 14 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
PHSX 531 (Major Requirement)3PHSX 500 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)1-3
PHSX 516 or 536 (Major Requirement)44PHSX 536 or 516 (or elective (Major Requirement))44
Elective/KU Core or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3PHSX 615 (Major Requirement)3
Elective/KU Core or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective/KU Core or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 Elective/KU Core or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 13 14-16
Total Hours 120.5-122.5

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.