جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

physics department

Bachelor of Science in Physics

Curriculum of Department of Physics

To obtain a Bachelor of Science in Physics its required a completion of (128 credit hours) of study with grade of at leastPass(GPA at least 2.00 to 5.00) and include the following:

Requirements

Credit Hours

Description

University

26

See below

Preparatory Year

15

See below

College

9

See below

Major

72

60

Compulsory Courses

9

Optional Courses

3

Compulsory Course from Math. Dept.

Optional

6

Courses from other departments

Total

128

University Requirements (Twenty-six credits)

No.

Dept. Course-No.

Course Description

Units

1

ISLS 101

ISLAMIC CULTURE (1)

2.0

2

ISLS 201

ISLAMIC CULTURE (2)

2.0

3

ISLS 301

ISLAMIC CULTURE (3)

2.0

4

ISLS 401

ISLAMIC CULTURE (4)

2.0

5

ARAB 101

ARABIC LANGUAGE (1)

3.0

6

ARAB 201

ARABIC LANGUAGE (2)

3.0

7

ELCS 101

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (1)

3.0

8

ELCS 102

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (2)

3.0

9

COMM 101

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

3.0

10

CPIT 100

INTRO TO COMPUTER SCINCE

3.0

TOTAL

26.0

Preparatory Year Requirements (fifteen credits)

No.

Dept. Course-No.

Course Description

Units

1

PHYS 110

GENERAL PHYSICS (1)

3.0

2

MATH 110

CALCULUS (1)

3.0

3

BIO 110

GENERALBIOLOGY

3.0

4

CHEM 110

GENERALCHEMISTRY

3.0

5

STAT 110

GENERAL STATISTICS

3.0

TOTAL

15.0

Faculty Requirements (nineteen credits)

No.

Dept. Course-No.

Course Description

Units

Prerequisite

1

MATH 202

CALCULUS (2)

4.0

PHYS 110+MATH 110

2

PHYS 200

SAFTEY LAB

1.0

-

3

PHYS 281

PHYSICS LAB (1)

1.0

PHYS 110

4

CHEM 281

CHEMISTRY LAB (1)

1.0

CHEM 110

5

PHYS 390

TRAINING

2.0

DEPT. APPROVAL

TOTAL

9.0

Major Requirements CompulsoryCourses ( 60 credits)

No.

Dept. Course-No.

Course Description

Units

Prerequisite

1

PHYS 202

GENERAL PHYSICS (2)

4.0

PHYS 110+MATH 110

2

PHYS 203

GENERAL PHYSICS (3)

4.0

PHYS 110+MATH 110

3

PHYS 221

THERMODYNAMICS

3.0

PHYS 203+MATH 202

4

PHYS 241

MODERN PHYSICS (1)

3.0

PHYS 202+MATH 202

5

PHYS 251

MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (1)

4.0

PHYS 202+MATH 202

6

PHYS 252

CLASSICAL MECHANICS (1)

3.0

PHYS 110+MATH 202

7

PHYS 311

OPTICS

3.0

PHYS 241

8

PHYS 213

ELECTRONICS CIRCUIT (1)

3.0

PHYS 202+MATH 202

9

PHYS 331

ELECTROMAGNETISM (1)

3.0

PHYS 202+PHYS 251

10

PHYS 332

ELECTROMAGNETISM (2)

3.0

PHYS 331

11

PHYS 342

MODERN PHYSICS (2)

3.0

PHYS 252+PHYS 251+PHYS 241

12

PHYS 352

MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (2)

4.0

PHYS 251

13

PHYS 353

CLASSICAL MECHANICS (2)

3.0

PHYS 252

14

PHYS 354

QUANTUM MECHANICS (1)

3.0

PHYS 342+PHYS 353

15

PHYS 381

MODERN PHYSICS LAB

1.0

PHYS 200+PHYS 241

16

PHYS 382

ELECTRONICS LAB

1.0

PHYS 200+PHYS 312

17

PHYS 383

OPTICS LAB

1.0

PHYS 241

18

PHYS 456

STATISTICAL MECHANICS

3.0

PHYS 221+PHYS 354

19

PHYS 461

NUCLEAR PHYSICS

3.0

PHYS 354

20

PHYS 471

SOLID STATE PHYSICS

3.0

PHYS 354

21

PHYS 484

NUCLEAR PHYSICS LAB

1.0

PHYS 461+PHYS 200

22

PHYS 485

SOLID STATE PHYSICS LAB

1.0

PHYS 471+PHYS 200

TOTAL

60.0

 

Major Requirements - Optional Courses ( 9 credits)

No.

Dept. Course-No.

Course Description

Units

Prerequisite

1

PHYS 343

SPECIAL RELATIVITY

3.0

PHYS 241

2

PHYS 392

SPECIAL TOPICS

3.0

DEPT. APPROVAL

3

PHYS 393

COPUTATIONAL PHYSICS

3.0

PHYS 342+ PHYS 251

4

PHYS 412

LASER PHYSICS

3.0

PHYS 354+ PHYS 311

5

PHYS 413

ELECTRONICS CIRCUIT (2)

3.0

PHYS 354+ PHYS 312

6

PHYS 414

MICROWAVE

3.0

PHYS 332+ PHYS 312

7

PHYS 455

QUANTUM MECHANICS (2)

3.0

PHYS 354

8

PHYS 462

RADIATION PHYSICS AND DETECTORS

3.0

PHYS 461

9

PHYS 463

NUCLEAR MODELS

3.0

PHYS 461

10

PHYS 472

SEMICONDUCTORS

3.0

PHYS 471+ PHYS 312

11

PHYS 493

PHYSICS EDUCATION TRAINING

3.0

DEPT. APPROVAL

 

Major Requirements - Compulsory Course from Math. Dept. ( 3 credits)

No.

Dept. Course-No.

Course Description

Units

Prerequisite

1

MATH 204

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

3.0

MATH 202

 

 

 

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