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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

This schedule assumes that you have credit for MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry and MAC1140 Pre-Calculus. The required math courses are sufficient to obtain a minor in Mathematics.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
PHZ 1140C Computational Physics Lab3
GE Core or Foreign Language3-4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
PHY2048C General Physics A5
PHY1090 Discovering Physics 1
GE Core or Foreign Language3-4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus )**
Complete PHY2048C ( ≥ C minus )
Summer hrs
MAC2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
PHY2049C General Physics B5
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
PHY3101 Intermediate Modern Physics 3
PHY3045 Physics Problem Solving 3
MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
GE Course or Foreign Language3-4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete PHY2049C ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
PHY3221 Mechanics I3
PHZ3113 Mathematical Physics 3
Optional Physics Elective or Programming3
GE Elective or Foreign Language3-4
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete PHY3101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHY3045 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHY3221 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHZ3113 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAP2302 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2313 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHY1090 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
PHY4604 Quantum Theory of Matter A3
PHY4222 Mechanics II or Optional Physics Course 3
PHY4936 Math Physics II or Optional Physics Course 3
GE Elective or Foreign Language3-4
Required Milestones: Term 5
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
PHY4605 Quantum Theory of Matter B or Optional Physics Course 3
PHY 4323 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
PHY3802L Intermediate Laboratory 2
Optional Physics Course or Elective 3
GE Course or Foreign Language3-4
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete Scholarship in Practice course
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
PHY4324 Electricity and Magnetism II3
PHY4822L Advanced Laboratory 2
Optional Physics Course or Foreign Language or Electives 4
Oral Communication Competency3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
PHY4513 Thermal and Statistical Physics 3
Optional Physics Course 3
Optional Physics Course3
Optional Physics Courses or Foreign Language or Electives3-4
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major at the Baccalaureate level: Consultant, Data Analyst / Data Scientist, High School Teacher, Instrumental Technician, Medical Physics Technician, Physicist Technician, Quantitative Analyst, Software Developer/Engineer, Technical Writer. With additional education: Astrophysicist, Biophysicist, College Professor, Experimental Physicist, Geophysicist, Laser Physicist, Low Temperature Physicist, Nuclear Physicist, Solid State Physicist, Stress Analyst, Theoretical Physicist.

Representative Employers: Banks / Financial Institutions, Chemical Companies, College and Universities, Community Colleges, Electronics Firms, Engineering Firms, Governmental Agencies, Insurance Companies, Laboratories, Manufacturers, Pharmaceutical Companies, Research/Development Firms, School Boards, Software Companies, Technology Companies.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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