Programs leading to a B.Sc. degree in physics

Physics is the science of studying the structure and properties of matter and transformations of energy. Using mathematics, as a language, and experimental verification, as the ultimate evidence, physical studies have established the fundamental laws of nature that govern natural sciences and technologies. The B.Sc. program is aimed to give students a general understanding and perspective of physics and its several fascinating areas.

Educating in physics opens the door to many career opportunities; training in physics provides immense flexibility for the future, whether you decide to continue your study, or enter the job market directly. A traditional path is to continue the study of physics in a graduate school toward a master of science, or a doctor of philosophy degree- more appropriate to be qualified to teach and do research in a college or university. A general background in physics prepares the students for continuing their studies in a variety of fields, ranging from relatively close areas such as geophysics, meteorology, engineering, and extending to other sciences, such as as health sciences, business and many other professions.

The Department of Physics offers five undergraduate degree programs: the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Atomic & Molecular Physics, Elementary Particle Physics, Gravitation & Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics and Condensed Matter & Solid State Physics. The B.Sc. degree in physics is designed to prepare students for scientific careers immediately upon graduation or for further training at graduate level.

The Bachelor of Science curriculum in physics requires a minimum of 136 credits, including 33 credits in elementary courses, 43 credits in specialized physics courses shared by all programs, at least 18 credits from the optional specialized courses, 9 credits from the mandatory specialized courses for each field, at least 12 credits from the optional physics and physics-related courses, and 21 credits from general (non-physics) courses. the detail of the courses are listed below. The program is normally completed in four years.

The following courses are required for a B.Sc. degree in physics:

 

Basic courses (33 credits)
Course list Credits
General Physics II 4
General Physics III 4
General Mathematics I 4
General Mathematics II 4
Differential Equations 3
General Chemistry I 3
Fundamental of Computer 3
General Physics I Lab. 1
General Physics II Lab. 1
General Physics III Lab. 1
General Chemistry I Lab. 1
Common required specialized courses (43 credits)
Course list Credits
Modern Physics I 4
Modern Physics I Lab. 2
Analytical Mechanics I 3
Analytical Mechanics II 3
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 4
Mathematical Physics I 3
Mathematical Physics II 3
Electromagnetism I 4
Electromagnetism I 4
Quantum Mechanics I 4
Quantum Mechanics II 4
Optics 3
Optics Lab. 2
Elective specialized courses (no less than 18 credits)
Electronics I 3
Electronics I Lab. 2
Solid State Physics I 4
Nuclear Physics I & Lab. 4
Elementary Particle Physics 3
Plasma Physics 3
Astrology 3
Fluid Mechanics 3
Laser 3
Statistical Mechanics 3
Computer Applications in Physics 3
Microwave 3
Specialized Language 2
Relativity 3
Group Theory 3
General Meteorology 3
Dynamic Meteorology I 3
Workshop 1
Workshop Project 2
Project 3
Geophysics 3
Advanced General Physics I Lab. 2
Required specialized courses for
Atomic & Molecular Physics (9 credits)
Course list Credits
Applied Optics 3
Optical Spectroscopy 3
Experimental Methods in Atomic Physics 3
Laser Applications 3
Laser Lab. 2
Vacuum Techniques 3
Required specialized courses for
Solid State Physics (9 credits)
Course list Credits
Solid State Physics II 3
Solid State Physics II Lab. 2
Thin Films Physics 2
Semiconductor Device Physics I 3
Semiconductor Device Physics II 3
Superconductivity 2
Crystallography 3
Electronics II 3
Electronics II Lab. 2
Physics of Crystal Growth 3
Electronics III 3
Electronics III Lab. 2
Required specialized courses for
Nuclear Physics (9 credits)
Course list Credits
Nuclear Physics II 3
Nuclear Physics II Lab. 1
Reactor Physics I 3
Reactor Physics II 3
Detectors 3
Radioisotope Lab. 1
Radioisotope and Applications 3
Nuclear Chemistry 2
Radiation Protection 2
Elective physics and
physics related courses (no less than 12 credits)
Course list Credits
Modern Physics II 3
Acoustic 3
Astrophysics 3
Space Physics 2
History of Physics 2
Philosophy of Science 2
Fundamental of Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics 2
Waves 3
Electromagnetic Environment 3
Mathematical Physics III 3
Environment Physics 3
Advanced General Physics II Lab. 3
Satellite Meteorology 2
Ecology 3
Weather Forecast 3