UMKC Catalog


Bachelor of Science: Physics

Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree in Physics
  • Have a functional knowledge of the basic areas of physics.
  • Be able to integrate their knowledge with critical thinking skills in order to become problem solvers.
  • Be able to clearly articulate scientific information, both orally and in writing.
  • Be able to effectively use the scientific literature.

Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree in Physics
will be prepared for entry into professional schools, graduate
programs or the job market.

The bachelor of science degree is recommended for students interested
in seeking employment in industrial, governmental and private
organizations that require a strong scientific background.

A basic knowledge of mathematics is necessary for the study
of physics. The study of mathematics should begin in the
freshman year.

Mathematics                         Hours
MATH 210                                4
MATH 220                                4
MATH 250                                4
Total                                      12

CHEM 211 and CHEM 211L       5
CHEM 212R and CHEM 212LR   5
Total                                        10

PHYSICS 240 and PHYSICS 250  10
PHYSICS 310 and PHYSICS 311   6
PHYSICS 330                             3
PHYSICS 350                             3
PHYSICS 385L and PHYSICS 395L   6
PHYSICS 410                             3
PHYSICS 420                             3
PHYSICS 460 and PHYSICS 461   6
PHYSICS 472                             3
PHYSICS 476LW                         3
Total                                       46