Physics (B.S.) - Online

Physics (B.S.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
ENGL 103Technical Communication for the Professions 13
MATH 131Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 14
PHYS 231University Physics I 14
Total Hours11

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
MATH 132Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 410Matrix and Linear Algebra3
MATH 430Multivariable Calculus3
MATH 432Applied Differential Equations3
PHYS 232University Physics II4
PHYS 305Introduction to Modern Physics3
PHYS 310Numerical Methods Physics3
PHYS 321Mechanics3
PHYS 331Electricity and Magnetism3
PHYS 432Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 433Quantum Physics3
PHYS 440Wave Optics4
PHYS 491Physics Capstone3
Total Hours42
Free Electives
Choose 25-39 credit hours of Free Electives25-39
Total Hours25-39

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all major foundational courses and all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Communications Elective 1 3
MATH Elective (MATH 131) 1 4
Second Semester
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective (ENGL 103) 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
MATH 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
Second Year
First Semester
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Natural Science Elective (PHYS 231) 1 4
MATH 430 Multivariable Calculus 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
PHYS 232 University Physics II 4
Elective 3
Elective 1
Third Year
First Semester
MATH 410 Matrix and Linear Algebra 3
MATH 432 Applied Differential Equations 3
PHYS 305 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
PHYS 310 Numerical Methods in Physics 3
PHYS 321 Mechanics 3
PHYS 331 Electricity and Magnetism 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
PHYS 432 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 3
PHYS 433 Quantum Physics 3
PHYS 440 Wave Optics 4
Elective 3
Second Semester
PHYS 491 Physics Capstone 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.

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