## Physics & Astrophysics

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2023 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

Email: scamp@fsu.edu

### Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs |

ENC1101 Freshman Composition3 |

MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4 |

GE Core or Foreign Language3-4 |

COP3014 Programming I or COP3363 Intro to C++ for Majors 3 |

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 |

GE Core or Foreign Language3-4 |

PHY1090 Discovering Physics 1 |

Required Milestones: Term 2 |

Complete ENC2135c( ≥ 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 |

AST4211 Introduction to Astrophysics3 |

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 |

AST 4419 Extragalactic Astro or AST4277 Observational Techniques 3 |

PHY3221 Mechanics I3 |

PHZ3113 Mathematical Physics I3 |

GE Course or Foreign Language3-4 |

Required Milestones: Term 4 |

Complete PHY3101 ( ≥ C minus ) |

Complete PHY3221 ( ≥ C minus ) |

Complete PHZ3113 ( ≥ C minus ) |

Complete PHY3045 ( ≥ C minus ) |

Complete MAC2313 ( ≥ C minus ) |

Complete MAP2302 ( ≥ C minus ) |

Complete PHY1090 ( ≥ C minus ) |

Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs |

AST4722 Observational Techniques or AST 4419 Extragalactic Astro 3 |

PHY4604 Quantum Theory of Matter A3 |

PHY4222 Mechanics II 3 |

PHY3091 Communication in Physics (Oral Communication Competency)2 |

GE Course or Foreign Language3-4 |

Required Milestones: Term 5 |

Complete AST4211 ( ≥ C minus ) |

Civic Literacy requirement |

Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs |

PHY4323 Electricity and Magnetism I3 |

PHY4605 Quantum Theory of Matter B or Elective3 |

PHY3802L Intermediate Laboratory or AST3721L Astrophysics Laboratory 2 |

AST4722 Observational Techniques or AST4419 Extragalactic Astro 3 |

GE Ethics or Foreign Language3-4 |

Required Milestones: Term 6 |

Complete Scholarship in Practice course |

Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs |

AST4218r Astrophysics Seminar 1 |

PHY3802L Intermediate Laboratory or AST3721L Astrophysics Laboratory2 |

Astrophysics Elective3 |

Optional Astro/Physics courses or Foreign Language or Elective6-7 |

Required Milestones: Term 7 |

Complete a Pre-Graduation Check |

Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs |

AST4218r Astrophysics Seminar 1 |

PHY4513 Thermal and Statistical Physics3 |

PHZ4151C Computational Physics Laboratory 3 |

Optional Astro/Physics courses or Foreign Language or Elective 3-4 |

Required Milestones: Term 8 |

Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks |

** Employment Information **__Representative Job Titles Related to this Major:__ Biophysicist, Geophysicist, Astrophysicist, Nuclear Physicist, Theoretical Physicist, Experimental Physicist, Solid State Physicist, College Teacher, Low Temperature Physicist, Laser Physicist, High School Teacher, Consultant, Aerodynamist, Stress Analyst, Technical Writer, Instrumental Technician, Physicist Technician

__Representative Employers:__ School Boards, Community Colleges, Manufacturers, Chemical Companies, College and Universities, Engineering Firms, Electronics Firms, Governmental Agencies, Laboratories, Research/Development Firms

__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: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

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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