Marine Sciences (BS): Physics (17MARSCBS-17MARSCPHY)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research1,4,H 4 CH 201 Chemistry – Quant Sci1,B 3
CH 101 Chemistry- Molecular Sci1,B 3 CH 202 Quant Chemistry Lab3 1
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab3,B 1 MA 241 Calculus II1,A 4
MA 141 Calculus I1,A 4 MEA 100 Earth System Science2,7 4
COS 100 Perspectives on Learning5 1 PY 202 University Physics II1,6 4
PY 201 University Physics I1,6 4
17 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MA 242 Calculus III3 4 Computer Science Option3,8 3
MEA 200 Intro to Oceanography2 3 GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3
MEA 210 Oceanography Lab2 1 MA 341 Applied Differential Eqns I3 3
PY 203 University Physics III1,6 4 MEA 250 Intro to Coastal Environments2 3
GEP Social Sciences Reqt.D 3 PY 411 Mechanics 2 3
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GEP Interdisc. Persp. Reqt.G 3 MEA 462 Obser Method & Data Analysis2 3
MA 401 Applied Differential Eqns II3 3 MEA 467 Marine Meteorology2 3
MEA 460 Physical Oceanography2 3 PY 413 Thermal Physics2 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 ST 380 Prob & Stat for Phys Sci3 3
PY 411 Mechanics2 3 GEP Addtl. Breadth Reqt.F 3
13 15

Summer

Summer Session Credit
MEA 459 Coastal Processes2 5

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Advanced Writing Elective10 3 MEA 464 Ocean Circulations Sys2 3
GEP Social Sciences Reqt.D 3 PY 415 Electromagnetism II2 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 GEP Humanities RequirementC 3
MEA 495 Senior Seminar 1 GEP Interdisc. Persp. Reqt.G 2-3
MEA 463 Fluid Physics2 3 Technical Elective2,9 3
PY 414 Electromagnetism I2 3
14 14-15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 124
Major/Program Footnotes
1
. Grade of C- or higher required in CH 101, 201; ENG 101; MA 141, 241; PY 201, 202, 203.
2. No more than one D will be accepted in MEA core courses and concentration courses.
3. No more than one D will be accepted in other basic math or science courses.
4. ENG 101 will not be available for all students in fall of their freshman year. Students not enrolled in ENG 101 should register for this course the following fall, and substitute a GEP Social Sciences Requirement in their first semester.
5. E 115 may substitute for COS 100.
6. Students may substitute PY 205 for PY 201, PY 208 for PY 202, and PY 407 for PY 203. However, they must take the lab section of PY 203 if they elect to take PY 407.
7. Majors should enroll in the honors lab section.
8. CSC 112 or CSC 114.
9. Technical Electives are courses at the 300 level or above in physical, mathematical, or biological sciences and in engineering.
10. Advanced Writing Elective must be selected from ENG 331, ENG 332, and ENG 333. It satisfies the Communication in the Major Co-Requisite.
 

* General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA 141, MA 241
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101, CH 102, CH 201
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: none
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: none
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: none
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: none
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: none
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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